Las Vegas False Imprisonment Lawyer
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In the State of Nevada, it is illegal to intentionally and unlawfully detain
someone against their will. Known as “false imprisonment,”
a conviction for this crime can carry lengthy prison times even if no
injuries occurred. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our Las Vegas
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Penalties for False Imprisonment in Nevada
Under Nevada state law, false imprisonment is defined as “an unlawful
violation of the personal liberty of another, and consists in confinement
or detention without sufficient legal authority.” In simple terms,
this can be interpreted as any act that illegally deprives another person
of their freedom of movement. False imprisonment may include trapping
a person indoors, outdoors, or in a moving vehicle, with or without the
use of weapons or threats.
If convicted, you could face the following minimum penalties:
- Up to 364 days in jail
- Up to $2,000 in fines
- A misdemeanor criminal record
Increased penalties may be imposed if a deadly weapon was used or if a
defendant is accused of using a human shield. In many cases, false imprisonment
is charged as an act of domestic violence when one person in a relationship
does not allow the other to leave, such as blocking a doorway during an
argument. As such, it is not uncommon for false imprisonment charges to
stem from seemingly innocent acts where nobody is intending to cause any harm.
We Can Level the Playing Field
At the Law Office of
David R. Fischer, we know how frightening it can be to be accused of a crime, especially
one as serious as false imprisonment. With responsive communication and
state-of-the-art legal resources, our Las Vegas criminal defense attorney
can challenge the evidence against you and advocate for a reduction or
dismissal of your charges. You are more than just a case number, and we
are willing to do everything within our power to ensure you are treated
fairly during this uncertain time.
The best way to get started is by
scheduling a confidential case review.