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Legal Statutes: Indiana

UPDATED August 2, 2016

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Chapter 3. Kidnapping and Confinement

back to topIC 35-42-3-3 Criminal confinement

Sec. 3. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally confines another person without the other person's consent commits criminal confinement. Except as provided in subsection (b), the offense of criminal confinement is a Level 6 felony.

(b) The offense of criminal confinement defined in subsection (a) is:

(1) a Level 5 felony if:

(A) the person confined is less than fourteen (14) years of age and is not the confining person's child;

(B) it is committed by using a vehicle; or

(C) it results in bodily injury to a person other than the confining person;

(2) a Level 3 felony if it:

(A) is committed while armed with a deadly weapon;

(B) results in serious bodily injury to a person other than the confining person; or

(C) is committed on an aircraft; and

(3) a Level 2 felony if it is committed:

(A) with intent to obtain ransom;

(B) while hijacking a vehicle;

(C) with intent to obtain the release, or intent to aid in the escape, of any person from lawful incarceration; or

(D) with intent to use the person confined as a shield or hostage.
As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.2. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.35; Acts 1979, P.L.299, SEC.1; P.L.183-1984, SEC.2; P.L.278-1985, SEC.8; P.L.49-1989, SEC.21; P.L.59-2002, SEC.2; P.L.70-2006, SEC.1; P.L.158-2013, SEC.434, eff. July 1, 2014.