Unlawful Imprisonment Attorney in Surprise AZ
As criminal defense lawyers in Surprise AZ, we help those who have been charged or are facing misdemeanor charges of unlawful imprisonment in Surprise AZ.
A person commits unlawful imprisonment by knowingly restraining another person. Restraining another person means to physically restrict their movement by force or other means.
The crime of false imprisonment does not require extreme conduct; it could be as simple as refusing to let someone out of a vehicle or preventing them from leaving a residence (even if only briefly). Obviously, extreme or violent methods of restraint (i.e., physically tying someone up) will result in much harsher penalties.
False imprisonment does not require any physical contact, words alone through threats of harm are sufficient (i.e., threatening the victim that they will be physically harmed if they attempt to leave). Anytime a victim feels that they are being prevented from leaving or that they are not free to leave, a charge of false imprisonment may arise.
Penalties for Unlawful Imprisonment in Surprise Arizona
At Canyon State Law we help those that have all types of misdemeanor charges in Arizona. Unlawful imprisonment in Surprise Arizona can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. If considered a felony the penalties will range widely depending on the person’s criminal history and the facts that led up to the charge. If it is a misdemeanor charge the penalties could range up to 6 months jail, large fines, and 3 years’ probation.
See How We Can Help
As Arizona misdemeanor attorneys, it’s our mission to help those that have been charged with a misdemeanor in Arizona. Our criminal defense attorneys would love to sit down or discuss by telephone what your options are if you or a loved one has been charged with committing endangerment. Contact our law firm office in Surprise AZ for your complimentary legal consultation.
Canyon State Law – Surprise
15331 W Bell Rd Ste 212
Surprise, AZ 85374