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Unlawful Imprisonment

What is the Crime of Unlawful Imprisonment in Arizona A.R.S. 13-1303?

Unlawful imprisonment in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1303, happens when a person knowingly restrains another person.

Restrain under Arizona law means to restrict a person's movements without consent, without legal authority, and in a manner which interferes substantially with such person's liberty, by either:

  • Moving such person from one place to another, or
  • By confining such person.

Arizona criminal defense attorney Brian Di Pietro has successfully represented many clients who had been charged with the crime of unlawful imprisonment. His success is a result of his 37 years of criminal law both as a prosecutor and defense counsel. He is familiar with the case law applicable to the charge of unlawful imprisonment and is able to use this knowledge combined with his aggressive tough approach to defending his clients that have resulted in the favorable resolution of the offense of unlawful imprisonment for his clients.

Penalty for Unlawful Imprisonment in Arizona A.R.S. 13-1303

Unlawful imprisonment in Arizona, A.R.S. §13-1303, carries a penalty as a class 6 felony or a class one misdemeanor depending on the circumstances of the case.

  • Unlawful imprisonment is a class 6 felony.
  • If the victim is released voluntarily by the defendant without physical injury in a safe place before arrest then it is a class one misdemeanor.

The sentencing range for a class 6 felony is a mitigated term of .33; years minimum .5 years; presumptive 1 year; maximum 1.5 years; and aggravated 2 years.

A class I misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail, $2,500 fine and 3 years of probation.

Defenses to Unlawful Imprisonment in Arizona A.R.S. 13-1303

The defenses to unlawful imprisonment in Arizona A.R.S 13-1303, may include:

  • Alibi
  • Consent
  • Mere presence
  • Insufficiency of state's evidence
  • Mistaken identity
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