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Kidnapping is an extremely serious crime, and Michigan law concerning child abduction reflects the severity of the charge. If you are facing accusations of kidnapping, or fear you may be under investigation for kidnapping in Michigan, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. It is imperative that you have the best possible lawyer on your side throughout the criminal process to defend your rights and fight against an unfair result. Grabel & Associates has the skill needed to achieve impressive results in the most complex criminal cases, and will develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy that will move you toward your legal goals.

Attorney for Kidnapping Accusations in Michigan

Our experienced team has been defending Michigan clients for over a decade, and we have developed our criminal defense skills in thousands of past cases. Without the help of a lawyer, you could face significant jail time and fines for a kidnapping accusation, and could fall prey to wrongful conviction. We will rigorously investigate the details of your case and aggressively defend you in pre-file, trial, or post-conviction stages of your case.

Michigan Kidnapping Charge Attorney

According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.349), kidnapping is committed when a person knowingly restrains another person with intent to do one or more of the following:

  • Hold that person for ransom
  • Use that person as a hostage
  • Engage in criminal sexual penetration or criminal sexual contact with that person
  • Take that person outside the state of Michigan
  • Hold that person in involuntary servitude

If you restrict a person’s movements or confine the person to interfere with his or her liberty without consent, and any of the above conditions exist, you could face both life imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000. Additionally, if any other criminal conduct occurred along with the kidnapping, you could face supplementary convictions, sentences, and fines. Our lawyers can protect you from a wrongful kidnapping conviction in Michigan, and will fight to ensure your freedom.

Michigan Child Kidnapping Charge Lawyer

Anyone who maliciously, forcibly, or fraudulently leads or entices a child under the age of 14 with the intent to detain or conceal the child from a parent or legal guardian can be found guilty of a felony and punished to life in prison, according to the Michigan Penal Code (750.350). If you have been accused of kidnapping a child, or believe you may be under investigation for child abduction in Michigan, contact us immediately.

If a parent (natural or adoptive) takes or retains his or her child for more than 24 hours with the intent to detain or conceal the child from any other parent or legal guardian of the child who has custody, the parent will be found guilty of a felony which could result in imprisonment of up to one year and one day, along with a fine of $2,000, according to Section 750.350a of the Penal Code. If that parent has previously been found guilty of any kidnapping charge, additional complications may arise. Speak with an experienced lawyer at Grabel & Associates if you are facing child abduction charges. We will help you understand that legal issues affecting your case, and the best criminal defense approach to take.

Our Approach to Charges of Abduction and Kidnapping

Anyone accused of kidnapping will have to deal with the stress of a criminal investigation and potential trial. We work to alleviate concerns by continuously consulting with you so that you know exactly what your legal actions mean for your future. We will protect you from aggressive police and prosecutors, and ensure that our objective investigation into your case brings to light every detail that could aid you in earning your freedom.

Grabel & Associates is a premier criminal defense firm, and we work to ensure our clients receive the best possible criminal defense in any stage of the Michigan criminal process. Charges of kidnapping or child abduction are extremely complex, and we understand that multiple factors influence every decision you make in a Michigan kidnapping case. Work with an experienced lawyer to ensure you take the best legal steps throughout your case, an attorney who has worked on thousands of Michigan criminal defense cases and knows the most effective strategy at every stage.

We aggressively defend clients who are facing any criminal charge. We know how to defend charges of kidnapping, parental abduction of a child, abduction of a child under 14, or kidnapping along with other co-occurring offenses. We defend your criminal case with a focus on results, and we understand that all you care about is your case outcome. Don’t settle for less than the best Michigan kidnapping lawyer. We have proven our skill in past cases, and our proven results demonstrate what we can do for you in your Michigan case.

Contact Us Now to Defend Kidnapping Charges

Call us, toll free, at 1-800-342-7896 to discuss the details of your case and hear more about how our top-quality, individualized legal service can benefit you. Additionally, contact us online and set up a free consultation with experienced trial attorney Scott Grabel. We look forward to crafting an effective defense strategy to protect you from criminal accusations, and will begin our exceptional defense as right away. Grabel & Associates is a top-notch option for anyone facing criminal charges in the state of Michigan.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.