Often, custody battles over children in divorce cases can turn ugly, and one parent will accuse the other of child abduction. Convictions of criminal child abduction can be met with very serious punishment under Illinois law, so if you have been charged with or accused of child abduction, you must secure an effective Chicago defense lawyer immediately.
Child abduction is taken extremely seriously by Illinois courts. Under the law, it is grouped with kidnapping and other related crimes. Child abduction can be found to have occurred in many complex situations, including the following:
Illinois law provides for many defenses in child abduction cases, including having custody or visitation rights, inability to return the child through no fault of your own, by fleeing domestic violence, or having some other lawful reason for taking the child.
Child abduction can be punished as a Class 4 felony, or in some extreme cases, as a Class 3 felony, with the potential for years in prison. Because of these high stakes, if you have had charges for child abduction entered against you, seek representation from an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer immediately. Goldman & Associates have years of experience helping clients defend themselves against allegations of child abduction. We will fight to preserve your freedom.Contact our office today to schedule a free evaluation of your child abduction case.