False Imprisonment means to forcibly, by threat, or secretly confining, abducting, imprisoning, or restraining another person without lawful authority and against her or his will.
Confinement of a child under the age of 13 is against her or his will within the meaning of this section if such confinement is without the consent of her or his parent or legal guardian.
Penalties for False Arrest
False Imprisonment is classified as a 3rd Degree Felony. However, depending on the circumstances around your particular case, False Imprisonment can potentially be punishable by life in prison. Being charged with False Imprisonment, or being under investigation by the police for allegations of potential False Imprisonment criminal activity can have extremely serious and long lasting effects on your life both at home, your career or your ability to stay in school.
Receiving a felony conviction for False Imprisonment will have serious effects including jail, prison, probation, heavy fines, restitution payments to victims and the loss of your civil rights including your right to vote or own a firearm. A felony conviction could even potentially make you unemployable at most companies. This is why it is so important to contact a Florida False Imprisonment Defense Attorney right away. Call Grant Schwarz at 800-403-3887 any time to discuss your case.
Contact a Broward County, Miami, and Palm Beach False Arrest Attorney
Grant Schwarz, a Broward County False Arrest Attorney, is ready to speak to you any time at 800-403-3887 to begin defending your False Imprisonment case. Do not hesitate to call, consultations are 100% free. Contact Grant Schwarz at 800-403-3887 to schedule an appointment in Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Boca Raton or West Palm Beach.