Increased Penalties for DWI/BWI Read More Now

Start With Your Free Consultation 612.444.5020

Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Minneapolis Kidnapping Defense Lawyers

Fighting to Protect Your Legal Rights

If you’ve been accused of – or are potentially facing – federal kidnapping charges, contact an attorney with kidnapping defense experience as soon as possible. Fortunately, at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we can help.

When it comes to defending our clients against criminal charges, we put your best interests at the top of our priority list. As your experienced federal criminal defense attorneys, we will aggressively advocate for your rights as a defendant, as provided under the U.S. Constitution. Our dedication to exploring every legally viable defense available to you is unparalleled.

Call us at (612) 444-5020 for a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Defenses to Kidnapping

A defendant is not guilty of kidnapping if:

  • Consent. The abductee agreed go along with the defendant without coercion;
  • Intent. If the defendant did not have the requisite intent to commit the offense;
  • Mistake. The alleged kidnapping resulted from the defendant’s honest mistake of fact (e.g. reasonably and honestly believed that the abductee was his or her child);
  • Family/Relative. The defendant is a family member with the legal right to exercise custody over the abductee; or
  • Insanity. The defendant lacked the capacity to understand the moral or factual reality of his or her actions.

We Understand Federal Kidnapping Law

While Minnesota and her sister states have their own kidnapping laws on the books, the United States government also recognizes kidnapping as a federal crime under the Federal Kidnapping Act of 1932. Although states have jurisdiction over crimes that occur within their borders, the moment an abductee is transported across state lines is the moment the abductor has committed a federal crime. Furthermore, if the abductee is not released within 24 hours, federal law presumes that an interstate kidnapping was committed and the FBI will assume jurisdiction over the case.

Federal kidnapping law also recognizes a special rule involving kidnapped children. If an adult kidnaps a minor and there is no relationship between the two, the Federal Kidnapping Act requires the abductor to carry out a minimum sentence of 20 years.

Tough Criminal Defense Advocacy in Minneapolis

A federal charge against you will undoubtedly threaten custody rights of your child and tarnish your reputation. Moreover, the repercussions of a successful conviction will not only result in jail time and steep criminal fines, but will hinder your ability to find employment, obtain loans, and lease property. That is why we consider defending our clients to be the most important job a lawyer could undertake. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. we pride ourselves on providing top-tier legal representation for each of our clients so they can endure these difficult and critical moments in their lives.

To schedule a complimentary case review, please contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. online, or call us at (612) 444-5020 today.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

Attorney Profiles

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
  • “ Hi Allan, Just wanted to say thanks for the phone call last night and all the support today at court. It's been the most stressful time of my life but your advice, superior knowledge, confidence, and support are very much appreciated.” - D.D.
View More Testimonials

Recent Case Victories

  • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with a domestic assault after his wife ...

  • Probation Violation – Possession of Child Pornography Sentence Reduction

    Outcome: Client was on probation for possession of child pornography, a condition of which that he not use or possess ...

  • Felony Fifth-Degree Possession Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with felony fifth-degree possession after ...

  • DWI Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was charged with misdemeanor DWI after he ran out of gas on the freeway and a police officer did a ...

  • Predatory Offender Registration Violation Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Predatory Offender Registration Violation. Client was facing a presumptive prison ...

  • Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was charged with two counts of Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation Resulting in Great Bodily Harm. Ms. ...

  • Harassment Restraining Order Order Granted

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorneys Allan Caplan and Hillary Parsons, petitioned for and was granted a ...

  • 4th Degree DWI Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was charged with a 4 th Degree DWI. After reviewing the discovery, attorney Kayla Wengronowitz was able ...

  • Texting While Driving Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Client received a citation for texting while driving. Due to client’s job, client was unable to have any type ...

View More

Don't Wait To Request Your Free Consultation

We take calls at any time of the day or night, so please don’t wait to find out how we can assist you. During your first meeting, we'll evaluate your case and determine if we are the right fit for you.

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.