False Imprisonment in Las Vegas
While rare, false imprisonment is a serious offense. The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly state the definition of this crime:
NRS 200.460 Definition; penalties.
1. False imprisonment is an unlawful violation of the personal liberty of another and consists of confinement or detention without sufficient legal authority.
If you find yourself in this unusual predicament, a person convicted of false imprisonment will pay all damages sustained by the imprisoned person and will be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Unless a greater penalty is provided, if false imprisonment is committed by a prisoner in a penal institution without a deadly weapon or by any other person with a deadly weapon, such a person will be convicted and found guilty of a category B felony and will be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year and no more than 6 years.
If the person has falsely imprisoned someone to use as a shield or to avoid arrest, unless a greater penalty is provided, the penalty will be a category B felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of note less than 1 year and no more than 15 years.
If false imprisonment is committed by a prisoner placed in lawful custody or confinement of the state with use of a deadly weapon, the person convicted is guilty of a category B felony and will be sentenced to imprisonment within a state prison for a minimum of not less than 1 year and a maximum of no more than 20 years.
If you or anyone you know falls into this unusual category of law, you will need the best legal advice on your side. you need a Las Vegas Criminal Lawyer.
Douglas Crawford Law is an expert in this type of law and can give you the representation you will need.
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