1) The defendant intentionally restrained or confined another person by violence or threats of violence.
2) The defendant made the other person stay in the confined place or made the victim go somewhere without the victim's consent or without legal justification.
Penal Code 210.5 PC, False Imprisonment of a hostage (Felony with a maximum sentence of 8 years).
In addition to the maximum jail terms listed above, criminal convictions in general can have other severe consequences. Not all convictions carry the same consequences, but the list of possible consequence for criminal convictions include: Felony or misdemeanor probation sentence, fines, immigration consequences, employment loss, professional license revocation or denial, administrative hearings initiated (DMV and/or professional licensing hearings), increased insurance rates, civil lawsuits, mandatory registration requirement (for some sex crimes, drug crimes, arson crimes, and gang crimes), mandatory rehabilitation classes (for some domestic violence and child abuse type cases), restraining orders, loss of rights to own firearms (certain offenses), emotional stress on you and your family, and more.
For more information on defenses to criminal charges in general, including defenses to a charge of False Imprisonment (Penal Code 236 PC), see Defenses to Crimes.
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