Q: how do you get false imprisonment
will that show up on your criminal background? will that hinder you from getting a job? what are the punishments?
A person commits the offense of false imprisonment when, in violation of the personal liberty of another, he arrests, confines, or detains such person without legal authority. It is considered a felony offense and carries a punishment of 1 - 10 years in the penitentiary (as long as the victim is over 14 years of age). Generally, if you are arrested for this crime, it will show up on a criminal background check. Some employers only care about convictions, however, which would mean that you pled guilty or were found guilty at trial. You may qualify for First Offender Treatment under O.C.G.A. 42-8-60 et seq. Contact a local Georgia attorney to get a free consult so that you can get more detailed advice.
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