What is the law?

What is the law?

In Louisiana, the crime of false imprisonment occurs when an offender intentionally confines or detains another, without his consent and without proper legal authority. Committing this offense carries misdemeanor penalties. However, sentencing varies when false imprisonment is committed, and the offender is armed with a dangerous weapon.

What are the penalties?

Sentencing guidelines for a misdemeanor offense imposes:

  • a fine of no more than $200 dollars,
  • imprisonment for up to 6 months
  • or both.
  • Sentencing guidelines for a felony offense imposes:
  • a sentence of imprisonment for no more than 10 years.
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