Too much alcohol doesn't seem to ever end in pleasant outcomes. For two brothers, alcohol was a contributing factor to their arrests and criminal charges. According to the news, two brothers were arrested after allegedly keeping their mother inside their home and screaming profanities at her. Police were called to the home after the mother reported her sons were intoxicated and were making too much noise. She alleged the boys were cursing and screaming at her and keeping her from leaving a room in their home. She apparently asked to leave the room multiple times, but her sons wouldn't let her. In addition to other criminal charges, the boys could be charged with False Imprisonment in Denver, Sedgwick County and every other county of Colorado.
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Definition of False Imprisonment in Douglas County, Colorado
False Imprisonment, C.R.S. 18-3-303, is charged in Douglas and Adams County, Colorado, whenever a person knowingly confines or detains another without the other's consent and without proper legal authority. However, this does not apply to a peace officer acting in good faith within the scope of his or her duties in making an arrest. Because the boys allegedly kept their mother from leaving a room in their home, it would be considered confining or detaining their mother without her consent and without proper legal authority.
Is False Imprisonment a Misdemeanor or Felony in Arapahoe County, Colorado?
In Arapahoe County, Jefferson County and everywhere else in Colorado, False Imprisonment is normally a class 2 misdemeanor. However, if a person uses force or threat of force to confine or detain the other person and the accused confines or detains the other person for twelve hours or longer, False Imprisonment False Imprisonment can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony in Colorado.becomes a class 5 felony. An Arapahoe County DA must prove force or threatened force was present, as well as the length of time someone was falsely imprisoned in order to convict you of this charge. If you've been accused or arrested for False Imprisonment anywhere in Colorado, contact the best False Imprisonment lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office immediately.
Charged with False Imprisonment in Colorado? Contact an Attorney
Across Colorado, False Imprisonment can be charged under many different circumstances. Perhaps a father grounded his daughter and won't let her leave her room, so her mom calls police. Or, maybe a man and his wife are in a heated argument, and the husband won't let his spouse leave the home until they settle their argument. Under any circumstances where arguments are present and emotions are elevated, it's not difficult for one party to become angry or fearful and call police. From there, arrests can be made. In some False Imprisonment cases, Domestic Violence charges can be added, which can aggravate the consequences even more. If you've been charged with False Imprisonment anywhere in Colorado, contact our top criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible. Your future is at stake and you need an expert at your side to protect it.
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