Facing a False Imprisonment charge in Fort Lauderdale can feel devastating, but the expert personal liberty attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are here to listen to your side of the story and protect your rights as fully as possible.
Our South Florida false imprisonment lawyers empower you with the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your case moving forward. Contact us today to get started.
What is a False Imprisonment Crime?
A False Imprisonment crime is the act of depriving another person of personal liberty or freedom of movement for any length of time.
The crime of False Imprisonment is committed when a person: Forcibly, by threat, confines, abducts, imprisons, or restrains another person unlawfully against their will. During a private meeting, a knowledgeable attorney from our firm can further discuss what might constitute a false imprisonment crime in South Florida.
CONSEQUENCES OF FALSE IMPRISONMENT CRIMES IN FORT LAUDERDALE
The crime of False Imprisonment is a third-degree felony in South Florida, with penalties of up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and $5,000 in fines.
FALSE IMPRISONMENT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
If you’re facing a False Imprisonment charge in Fort Lauderdale – we are here to help you through this challenging time. Rossen Law Firm has years of experience providing a compassionate and effective defense to personal liberty crimes, including False Imprisonment charges.
While these situations can feel isolating, many others have been where you are, and Adam and his team have successfully helped them come out to the other side.
Give our office a call if you’re facing a False Imprisonment charge. A diligent South Florida false imprisonment lawyer will listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you, and see what resources may help you.
Helping you is more than just our job; it’s our purpose.
False Imprisonment Defenses
Citizen’s Arrest: In some instances, a person who is not a law enforcement official can make a “citizen’s arrest” by calling for a peace officer when a crime is committed or attempted in their presence, although this defense is not meant to give citizens the right to take the place of law enforcement.
Armed Trespasser: A property owner or other authorized person may detain an armed trespasser in a reasonable manner for a short length of time provided law enforcement is called as soon as possible after the trespasser has been detained – If this is the situation, it can be a defense to false imprisonment.
Free False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Strategy Session
We’ve successfully handled several different False Imprisonment cases and are confident we can give you the individualized and aggressive defense you deserve to protect your rights.
Rossen Law Firm offers a FREE strategy session so you know how we’ll plan to get the best possible result for your case. No matter what your questions are, we are happy to answer them during your initial consultation.
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