Under Penal Code 236, it is unlawful in the state of California to restrain, detain, or confine another person without his or her consent. False imprisonment can be committed with or without force or violence. This offense can be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Depending on the charges, punishments can range from fines to jail time.
Multiple arguments can be made to defend against false imprisonment charges, including consent, self-defense, parental rights, shopkeeper’s privilege, and having the legal authority to restrain.
If you have been charged with false imprisonment, do not hesitate to contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian. We have years of experience fighting such charges and we know the California laws that affect your situation. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call or email our lawyer today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.