Minneapolis Kidnapping Defense Lawyer


Minneapolis kidnapping defense lawyer Christopher Keyser is a respected trial attorney who wins cases. In every Minnesota kidnapping case, Mr. Keyser works to get charges dismissed and keep your criminal record clear. When a dismissal is not possible, he pushes the kidnapping case to trial.


The key to successfully defending Minnesota kidnapping charges is a combination of knowing how the court system works, having solid relationships with prosecutors, and a willingness to bring the case to trial when the prosecution refuses to fairly negotiate. Minneapolis kidnapping defense lawyer Christopher Keyser was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and has a Superb rating on


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What Is Kidnapping in Minnesota?


Minnesota defines kidnapping as confining or removing a person from one place to another without that person’s consent. The act must be done for one of the following reasons:


  • To hold a person for ransom or reward for release
  • As a shield or hostage
  • To commit a felony or flee after committing a felony
  • To commit great bodily harm or to terrorize a victim or another
  • To hold a person in involuntary servitude


Kidnapping is a felony level offense in Minnesota. If a victim is released in a safe place without great bodily harm, the maximum punishment for kidnapping is 20 years imprisonment and/or a $35,000 fine. If a victim is not released in a safe place, or if a victim suffers great bodily harm during the course of a kidnapping, or if the person kidnapped is under the age of 16, the maximum punishment for kidnapping is 40 years imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine. Kidnapping is different and separate from burglary, robbery, or assault charges.


Contact Minneapolis Kidnapping Defense Lawyer


Contact Minneapolis kidnapping defense attorney Christopher Keyser at 612-338-5007 for a free consultation regarding kidnapping charges. Keyser Law, P.A. is a Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota kidnapping and criminal defense law firm. We represent individuals charged with kidnapping throughout Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington Counties. Kidnapping charges in greater Minnesota are accepted on a case-by-case basis.


If You Need a Top Minnesota Criminal Lawyer Call 312-338-5007



With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:




Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.



Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.


Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.


Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.


Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.