Sex offenses against children are often coupled with deception and kidnapping. One of the more common kidnapping crimes involves luring of a minor under the age of 15 by a person who is 21 years of age or older. This is a crime when the offender lures the minor away from their home or any other location where their parent or guardian expects them to be, for an unlawful purpose. It can also be committed by a person between the ages of 18 and 21 if committed against a minor who is under 15 years of age.
Luring of a minor is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in jail or prison. A second offense is a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years. Accusations of this crime are often made out of fear, confusion, anger, or mistaken identity. Defenses may be available if you were unaware that the individual was a minor or if you didn’t know that you were not authorized to transport them away from the location. A Chicago criminal defense attorneys will be able to help you build a strong defense against the allegations made against you. Call Okabe & Haushalter right away to get started.
For many years, our firm has assisted clients in fighting criminal charges of all kinds. We have been recognized not only in client testimonials but also in the news due to our success and extensive case results. We have also received many awards, including high ratings on Avvo – Mark J. Haushalter is rated 10.0 Superb and Ryan Okabe has a 9.3 Superb rating – and inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list. Contact our firm to learn more through an initial consultation. We are more than capable of fighting your charges and defending you from a wrongful sex crime conviction. Call now!