Misdemeanor & Felony False Imprisonment

False Imprisonment (18-3-303)

  1. Any person who knowingly confines or detains another without the other's consent and without proper legal authority commits false imprisonment. This section shall not apply to a peace officer acting in good faith within the scope of his or her duties.
  2. False imprisonment is a class 2 misdemeanor; except that false imprisonment is a class 5 felony if:
    (a) The person uses force or threat of force to confine or detain the other person; and
    (b) The person confines or detains the other person for twelve hours or longer.
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