Portland Kidnapping Defense Attorneys

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In federal courts, kidnapping and human trafficking are charges frequently associated with prostitution rings and immigrant labor rings. These are major charges, in which prosecutors will devote all of their resources to getting a conviction. A conviction is likely to result in life-changing penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence. Everyone accused of these crimes has the right to fight these charges and protect themselves from the consequences. This is where an experienced criminal defense lawyer comes in.

At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., you will find four attorneys who have more than 70 years of combined criminal defense experience, and are skilled at fighting the most zealous federal prosecutors in the most challenging kidnapping and human trafficking cases. Even our most recently added attorney has been doing this for more than a decade. If you are under investigation or under arrest for these serious crimes, immediate action is critical. We will move quickly to defend you.


Federal kidnapping charges may be stand-alone charges or associated with allegations of human trafficking. Typically, federal kidnapping charges are associated with accusations of not only taking a person, but transporting that person between states as well. The kidnapping may have been accomplished by force, and weapons charges may accompany the charges. No matter how complex a case may seem, our depth of knowledge allows us to find opportunities to pursue a positive outcome.

Human Trafficking

These cases often involve organized crime allegations. People accused of human trafficking are accused of taking underage girls, often girls who are addicted to drugs, and transporting them between Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas and other major metro areas for purposes of prostitution. This charge can also involve trafficking in illegal aliens, possibly for purposes of prostitution, but also occasionally for purposes of low-cost labor. Regardless of the details, we are able to sort through them and build a strong defense strategy.

Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. for a Free and Confidential Initial Consultation

Our law firm is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation for reasonable rates. We are also committed to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.

If you are looking for an experienced Portland kidnapping defense lawyer, call toll free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.