False Imprisonment is defined as restraining, imprisoning or abducting a person by the use of force or threat of force. It is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in Florida State Prison. False Imprisonment can be classified as a First Degree Felony, punishable by Life in Prison if the crime is allegedly committed against a child under the age of 13 years old and when during the course of the false imprisonment the defendant commits certain acts such as aggravated child abuse, sexual battery, lewd and lascivious behavior, or other similar crimes.
If you have been charged with False Imprisonment, it is important to find an experienced and criminal defense attorney to represent you at every stage of the case. Individuals charged with False Imprisonment have a lot at stake, in some cases the accused might even be facing Life in Prison. After the arrest, a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office will take only 21 days to make a filing decision. Although the prosecutor making the filing decision will attempt to talk to all of the witnesses to the alleged offense, talk with the alleged victim and review the police reports, a criminal defense attorney is often in the best position to present the prosecutor with additional background information and exculpatory or favorable evidence.
Call Attorney Jason Seidman to discuss your arrest for false imprisonment about possible defenses to fight this serious felony charge. Call 954-740-0502 today to set up your free consultation and go through the facts and circumstances of your case with Attorney Jason Seidman.