KIDNAPPING & AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING
(720 ILCS 5/10-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 10-1) & (720 ILCS 5/10-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 10-2)
“A person commits the offense of kidnapping when he or she knowingly: (1) and secretly confines another against his or her will; (2) by force or threat of imminent force carries another from one place to another with intent secretly to confine that other person against his or her will; or (3) by deceit or enticement induces another to go from one place to another with intent secretly to confine that other person against his or her will.”
Kidnapping is a Class 2 felony and can be punishable by up to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In some circumstances Kidnapping can be Aggravated Kidnapping. Kidnapping can be Aggravated Kidnapping based on a request for ransom, the age or disability of the person kidnapped, if the kidnapped person is harmed, if the accused was masked or conceals his identity during the kidnapping, if the accused is armed with a firearm or other dangerous weapon, if the accused discharges a firearm during the course of the kidnapping, if the accused shoots a person during the course of the kidnapping. Aggravated Kidnapping is a Class X felony. A Class X felony is non-probationable and is punishable by 6 to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Additionally, some Aggravated Kidnapping charges carry enhanced sentencing which can include sentencing up to, and including, life in prison.
If you have been charged with a Kidnapping it is important to contact the attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith immediately. When you hire the attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith, you are hiring former prosecutors who are seasoned trial attorneys and are comfortable defending your rights before judges and juries. Your defense begins the moment you contact us.
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