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Douglas County False Imprisonment Compared to Kidnapping: What is the Difference?

Jefferson County and Douglas County are two places where we often see both False Imprisonment charges and Kidnapping charges. The difference between the two can be significant, with Kidnapping the more severe. False Imprisonment involves keeping someone in a place where they already were, while Kidnapping involves movement: talking someone from one place to another, against their will. When the motive for moving someone involves profit or sexual assault, Kidnapping becomes one of the most harshly punished crimes in Colorado. If someone is charged with a minor Kidnapping for moving someone from one room to another, they might end up with a False Imprisonment conviction under special circumstances. What is Colorado False Imprisonment?

Adams County Lawyer for False Imprisonment - Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment Attorney in Adams County, Colorado

When men and women fight, many cases of Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment arise. This crime can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on whether force is involved, and the length of time someone is held against their will.

False Imprisonment in Arapahoe County and Aurora | Not What it Seems in Colorado, C.R.S. 18-3-303

False-Imprisonment-Jail.jpgFalse Imprisonment Doesn't Always Involve Jail in Arapahoe County

If you Google False Imprisonment, you will discover many web sites talking about people who have been wrongfully imprisoned by the government, because the accused won their criminal case. But, according to the Colorado Revised Statutes, that really isn't the criminal charge of False Imprisonment. In fact, the statute specifically rules out situations where an Arapahoe County Deputy puts an innocent person in the Arapahoe County Jail. This statute exists because governments have the legal authority to detain and imprison people who have been accused of a crime based on probable cause. This always occurs before a person is found guilty in a court of law.

False Imprisonment Lawyer in Denver - Criminal Defense Atttorneys Can Help

False-Imprisonment-Lawyer.jpgFalse Imprisonment in Denver does not just occur when you lock a girlfriend in her bedroom for a day or so. This crime can occur under simple circumstances such as blocking the door when having an argument with your brother, mom or dad. You don't have to imprison anyone with a lock and key to be charged with this crime. In a large number of cases we defend, men and women temporarily hold someone and are charged with Domestic Violence in addition to False Imprisonment. Read more examples of false imprisonment.

When is Colorado False Imprisonment Properly Charged?

Closely related to Kidnapping, Colorado's False Imprisonment charge often occurs in Domestic Violence Harassment cases. Seeking to heighten the potential punishment against a man for holding a woman in place or not letting her leave a room, police in Adams and Jefferson County frequently charge this misdemeanor offense.

False Imprisonment in Colorado (C.R.S. 18-3-303)

A Weld County woman is serving three years in prison for the False Imprisonment (C.R.S. 18-3-303) of her 14 year old son. Around October of last year (2011), the story came out about this Erie, Colorado woman that kept her son locked in a trailer, letting him out three times a day, and feeding him only once a day. I don't know the details and I am never convinced that the news will print the whole story, but either way, this one falls into the extreme category. It is easier to get charged with this crime than doing what the Weld County woman is reported to have done.

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Case Results:

  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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