Orlando False Imprisonment & Kidnapping Defense Lawyers
The term “false imprisonment” often conjures up a scenario involving doors and locks, or a cage. False imprisonment charges relating to domestic violence, though, usually follow:
- The temporary or even momentary restricting of a person from leaving a room or house
- Threats regarding a person’s movements, i.e., “If you leave this room I’ll…”
Often, false imprisonment charges accompany domestic battery charges, even if the “imprisonment” was brief. When a prosecutor learns that an alleged victim of domestic violence was held in a corner during a heated argument, for example, false imprisonment charges are frequently filed.
If you face charges of false imprisonment, experienced legal help is essential. Regardless of your opinion of the events, false imprisonment charges are a third-degree felony with penalties that may include:
- Up to five years in prison or five years of probation
- Up to $5,000 in fines
Attorneys Andrew Moses and Jay R. Rooth of the Orlando, Florida, law firm of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, have handled numerous domestic violence and false imprisonment cases both as prosecutors and as criminal defense lawyers.
We can investigate your claim and use the facts to question the validity of others’ versions of events and to work to have your charges reduced or dismissed. We can also work to prevent, reverse and modify restraining orders. For a no-charge consultation with an experienced attorney, contact our Orlando or New Smyrna Beach office.