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 domestic violence attorney has defended thousands and can provide the aggressive legal support you need to get you through this difficult time with your freedom and dignity intact.

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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.

Level the Playing Field with a Las Vegas Domestic Violence Lawyer!

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.

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