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Legal Statutes: Colorado

UPDATED September 18, 2017

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Part 3. Kidnapping

back to top§ 18-3-303. False imprisonment

(1) Any person who knowingly confines or detains another without the other's consent and without proper legal authority commits false imprisonment. This section shall not apply to a peace officer acting in good faith within the scope of his or her duties.

(2) False imprisonment is a class 2 misdemeanor; except that false imprisonment is a class 5 felony if:

(a) The person uses force or threat of force to confine or detain the other person; and

(b) The person confines or detains the other person for twelve hours or longer.
Amended by Laws 1977, H.B.1654, § 14; Laws 2002, Ch. 322, § 3, eff. July 1, 2002.