FALSE IMPRISONMENT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN MILWAUKEE
Have you been charged with false imprisonment?
When you need a false imprisonment defense attorney in Wisconsin, you want to make sure that you hire violent crime lawyers who know the law and know how to present the best possible false imprisonment defense for you. At Birdsall Obear & Associates, we’ve gained credibility and respect defending the rights of thousands of clients. Our success as Wisconsin's top violent crime defense lawyers speaks for itself, with an acquittal rate three times higher than the state average and four times the national average!
Violent crimes involve the use of force (with or without a weapon) to inflict harm on another person. In many cases, the people involved in these types of crimes have a personal relationship and therefore the crimes are considered Domestic Violence.
There are often family considerations and emotional issues in domestic violence cases in addition to a criminal charge. Because of the sensitivity of these types of crimes, it is critical that you seek help from a trusted and reputable false imprisonment defense lawyer.
Our experienced false imprisonment defense lawyers at Birdsall Obear & Associates have handled hundreds of domestic violence cases. Please contact our violent crimes attorneys by email or phone to schedule a free consultation.
What is false imprisonment?
False imprisonment is defined in section 940.30 of the Wisconsin Statutes:
Whoever intentionally confines or restrains another without the person's consent and with knowledge that he or she has no lawful authority to do so is guilty of a Class H felony.
The elements that the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt are:
- The defendant confined or restrained the victim;
- The defendant confined or restrained the victim intentionally (requiring the mental purpose to confine or restrain);
- The victim was confined or restrained without her consent;
- The defendant had no lawful authority to confine or restrain the victim;
- The defendant knew that the victim did not consent and knew that he did not have lawful authority to confine or restrain the victim.
If a victim is being held where they do not wish to remain, then victim has been confined or restrained. Physical force doesn't have to be a requirement. The act of preventing the individual to leave, whether by words, etc. is enough.
Contact the best Milwaukee and Sheboygan false imprisonment defense lawyers.
Attorneys John A. Birdsall and Kirk B. Obear are Milwaukee criminal attorneys who have won countless cases over the past decades. Their aggressive defense strategy is unsurpassed and has placed them among the best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee.
False imprisonment or kidnapping charges many times carry special circumstances that only the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Birdsall Obear & Associates will know how to confront, confidently and efficiently... and win your case.
Our false imprisonment defense lawyers in Sheboygan and Milwaukee know how to confront and challenge illegal police action, whether it's improper search technique or other violations, if we find that your constitutional rights were violated, your case could be dismissed.
Our law office is simply the best criminal defense law firm Wisconsin has to offer. Contact our Milwaukee Criminal Attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates.