False imprisonment is a third degree felony defined under Florida law as:
False imprisonment; false imprisonment of child under age 13, aggravating circumstances.-
(1)(a)The term "false imprisonment" means forcibly, by threat, or secretly confining, abducting, imprisoning, or restraining another person without lawful authority and against her or his will.
It can be a lesser-included offense of kidnapping.
False imprisonment can be a crime of domestic violence or a crime between strangers or people in a non-domestic relationship.
Since this crime involves an alleged victim, it is taken seriously by prosecutors.
Penalties can range from Pretrial Intervention (PTI) up to a maximum of 5 years in prison.
I am a criminal defense attorney who represents clients charged with false imprisonment in Miami-Dade and Broward.
If you or a loved one are facing false imprisonment charges, call me to discuss your case.