Kidnapping - Sherlag Attorney at Law Portland, OR
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Kidnapping Charges

When people think of kidnapping, many associate it with holding someone for ransom. While that is certainly a crime, you can be charged with kidnapping for simply restricting someone’s movements for a brief period of time and moving them a surprisingly short distance (See State v. Sierra, 228 Or App 149 (2009) (movement of a few feet was a enough to constitute substantial distance and support conviction). That means that a simple domestic dispute could result in a kidnapping charge. And because kidnapping in the first or second degree is a Ballot Measure 11 offense, you face mandatory prison time if you are convicted.

Fighting For You Every Step Of The Way

Cases involving Ballot Measure 11 crimes are often handled by senior prosecutors who are determined to obtain convictions. To level the playing field and even the odds, you need strong and effective legal representation by a lawyer who will not back down and presents a real threat at trial.

I am Steven J. Sherlag, a criminal defense lawyer who aggressively defends people accused of kidnapping in the first degree, kidnapping in the second degree and custodial interference. For more than 20 years, I have defended the rights and freedom of people accused of felony crimes. As your advocate, I will work tenaciously to defend you and obtain the best possible outcome.

When you choose Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., to represent you, I will organize and direct a comprehensive investigation of the issues in your case. This may reveal facts that are quite different from the prosecutor’s version of events. Depending on circumstances, this could lead to a dismissal of the charge, reduction to lesser charge, or an acquittal at trial.

If your case does go to trial, rest assured that I will do everything I can to obtain a positive outcome for you. I have extensive trial experience and the ability to translate complex factual legal issues in words that juries can understand. The law firm of Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., will fight for your rights and freedom every step of the way.