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Under California Penal Code Section 236, false imprisonment is defined as intentionally detaining another person who does not wish to be detained and not allowing them to leave, without any legal right to do so. The offense interferes with the individual liberty of another, and is a civil wrong. Dependent on the amount of force, intimidation, fraud, or deceit involved in the act, the crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Anyone facing False Imprisonment charges should immediately seek the help of a qualified professional who can oversee the investigation into your case, as well as educate you on what options you may have and assist you in making serious, life-altering decisions that will likely follow soon after your arrest.
Penalties for False Imprisonment
False Imprisonment charges are a serious accusation that can result in devastating and long-lasting consequences. Seeking counsel early from a Criminal Defense firm with extensive experience handling cases involving False Imprisonment is crucial if a proper defense is to be achieved.
If you have been charged with or are currently being investigated in State Court for False Imprisonment, the most helpful thing you can do for your defense is consult without delay with a qualified False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney who is not only knowledgeable, but also experienced at handling these types of cases. A misdemeanor charge for False Imprisonment holds a maximum penalty of one year in county jail and hefty fines, however, False Imprisonment as a felony charge holds a penalty of a potential prison sentence. It is our experience that the longer one waits to seek professional counsel, the greater potential for a serious problem.
How a False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
At our firm, our lawyers have years of combined experience representing clients similar to you, so we know how imperative it is to approach your defense as aggressively, directly, and as quickly as possible. Certain urgent decisions will be made early on in the investigative process, including how your individual case will be filed and what charges will be brought against you, so early intervention on our part is necessary to create the best defense possible, and possibly even get the charges against you reduced or dismissed before your first scheduled court date.
We understand that the serious accusations against you come with heavy burdens and the potential for severe punishment. We will work exhaustively to explain to you the legal options available to you, to defend your rights, and to successfully fight the charges that have been brought against you.
Contact Our Los Angeles False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Firm Today
Please don’t wait to seek advice from a less qualified and less experienced law firm. Call our firm today to set up your free consultation so we can begin reviewing the specifics of your individual case in order to provide you with guidance on how to best proceed with your defense. Let us offer you our support and undivided attention as we help you navigate through the State Court system during this difficult and unfortunate experience.