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Aggressive Defense For Kidnapping Charges in Quad City and Cedar Rapids

Being accused of kidnapping is a serious matter. You could face years or even decades in prison if you are convicted. You will also have a criminal record that could follow you for the rest of your life. If you are facing kidnapping charges, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side who knows how to protect your rights and your future.

At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our Iowa City kidnapping defense lawyers know how to build a strong defense strategy on your behalf and will fight to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

Call Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger today at (319) 499-5524 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our kidnapping lawyer in Iowa City.

What is Kidnapping?

Kidnapping is considered a serious criminal offense that involves the unlawful and intentional abduction or confinement of another person against their will. In Iowa, kidnapping is classified into different degrees based on the severity of the crime. First-degree kidnapping involves the use of a dangerous weapon, resulting in serious injury or sexual abuse, while second-degree kidnapping encompasses other instances of unlawful abduction.

Understanding that the prosecution must prove specific elements to secure a kidnapping conviction is crucial. This includes demonstrating that the defendant knowingly restrained another person with the intent to commit certain criminal acts.

What are the Penalties for Kidnapping in Iowa?

The penalties for kidnapping in Iowa are severe and vary depending on the degree of the offense. First-degree kidnapping is a Class A felony, carrying a possible life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. Second-degree kidnapping is considered a Class B felony, which is punishable by up to 25 years in prison. The consequences of a kidnapping conviction extend beyond incarceration, impacting various aspects of your life, including employment opportunities, relationships, and your overall reputation.

Defenses Against Kidnapping Charges

Mounting an effective defense against kidnapping charges requires a thorough understanding of the law and a keen ability to challenge the prosecution's evidence. Some common defenses against kidnapping charges may include:

  • Lack of Intent: One crucial element the prosecution must establish is the defendant's intent to commit a crime. We can scrutinize the evidence to challenge the prosecution's ability to prove that the alleged abduction was intentional and had criminal motives.
  • False Accusations: Kidnapping charges can sometimes stem from misunderstandings or false accusations. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your specific case to identify any inconsistencies in witness statements or evidence that may point to a lack of credibility.
  • Consent: If the alleged victim had willingly participated in the movement or confinement, it can be a powerful defense against kidnapping charges. We can explore the details of the situation to determine if there was informed and voluntary consent.
  • Insufficient Evidence: We can thoroughly review the evidence presented by the prosecution, looking for weaknesses or inconsistencies that could be used to challenge the case against you.

Contact Our Kidnapping Attorney in Iowa City Today

When facing kidnapping charges, time is of the essence. The sooner you secure legal representation, the better chance you have of building a robust defense. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our Iowa City kidnapping attorneys are ready to stand by your side and defend your rights.

We will assess the details of your case, provide expert guidance, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you. With Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, you have a dedicated ally in navigating the complexities of the legal system and protecting your future.

Contact Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger today to get started with our Iowa City kidnapping attorney.

Successful Results for Our Clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • Reduced to Public Intoxication OWI/DUI

    OWCR012975 Iowa County: The defendant was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, when law enforcement came upon her. Her PBT was .180 and she subsequently refused to take the Datamaster. After identifying gaps in the State's prosecution, the State agreed to throw out her refusal and allow the defendant to plead to public intoxication.

  • Case Dismissed Federal Crimes

    The defendant was charged with an immigration offense. Through substantial litigation, the defendant was released from jail. As a result of administrative proceedings, the Government was unable to bring the defendant to trial. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice on speedy trial grounds following counsel's motion to dismiss.

    Southern District of Iowa 3:18-cr-00062.

  • Charge Dismissed Drug Crimes

    Scott County case FECR409878, controlled substance violation. Charge dismissed after suppression of illegal search and evidence derived from said search, as well as suppression of evidence following prolonged detention of the Defendant without sufficient legal basis.

  • Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies Federal Crimes

    Client found not guilty of all charges, including Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree, following a week-long jury trial in Cedar County case FECR026469.

  • No Suspension of Driving Privileges OWI/DUI

    Defendant was involved in an ATV accident in which injuries occurred. The defendant relied on his CDL for employment. He was taken to the hospital and law enforcement obtained a warrant for the defendant's blood. He was charged with an OWI. After significant negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to public intoxication with no suspension of his driving privileges.

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