Holding Against Will
Kidnapping, or the unlawful seizure, transportation, abduction or confinement of an individual is typically dealt with by criminal courts at the state level. However, state law enforcement officials are prohibited from pursuing kidnappers across state lines. When a kidnapper crosses state lines in order to evade capture, federal authorities step in, and at that point the kidnapping is elevated to the level of federal crime. If you are being accused of federal kidnapping charges, it is imperative that you retain the services of an attorney who can work diligently in an effort to protect your rights and your freedom.
Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is a federal criminal defense firm that provides highly personalized representation to each client. Our policy is to keep our clients fully informed of their case progress at all times, and to provide them with answers to any and all questions that they may have. If you are charged with a federal kidnapping crime, we urge you to contact our firm right away. You will work closely with an attorney, not an assistant or paralegal, who will utilize the entirety of our firm's resources in seeking a beneficial outcome to your case.
The Federal Kidnapping Act
The Federal Kidnapping Act, or the "Lindbergh Law" as it is also called, was created with the purpose of allowing federal authorities to pursue kidnapping suspects the moment they crossed state lines with their victim. The act defines federal kidnapping as a violent crime, regardless of the kidnapper's intent, and therefore can result in many of the penalties that are standard to violent crime convictions.