False Imprisonment

False Imprisonment Cases in Temecula

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California Penal Code, Sections 236 and 237, define false imprisonment as, "the unlawful violation of the personal liberty of another." The prosecutor may file the charge as either a misdemeanor or as a felony. However, if the false imprisonment is brought about by violence, menace, fraud, or deceit, it will be a felony.

If you have been accused of false imprisonment, it is important that you understand the charges against you and the penalties you are facing. The advice of an experienced Temecula criminal defense attorney can greatly benefit your case. At the Law Office of Nic Cocis, we have been practicing criminal law since 1999. We have a successful track record defending clients accused of false imprisonment and various other criminal acts. We will give your case the one-on-one attention it requires.

Criminal Lawyer in Temecula for False Imprisonment Cases

As a misdemeanor, false imprisonment is punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 1 year, or both. For felony false imprisonment, the maximum sentence is 3 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine. Special penalties apply for false imprisonment of elderly dependent adults and additional related charges can be brought against you as well.

To fully understand the charges and penalties you are facing, you need the advice of a knowledgeable Temecula criminal defense lawyer. We can explain the charges and guide you through the complex Riverside County justice system. Follow this link for a free case evaluation by our firm.

Defenses for False Imprisonment

There are a several possible legal defenses to false imprisonment. The facts of your case determine which defenses might apply. To protect your rights, your best course of action is to consult with an experienced Temecula criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the local courts and prosecutors.

Our law office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta and we represent individuals from the Riverside County cities of Temecula, Wildomar, Menifee, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Banning, Corona and Riverside.

Contact our law firm for outstanding, effective criminal defense. We will aggressively defend your case.

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