En Español
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Legal Statutes: Georgia

UPDATED September 29, 2016

Back to Georgia overview

Article 3. Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Related Offenses

back to top16-5-41. False imprisonment

(a) 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.

(b) A person convicted of the offense of false imprisonment shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.

(c) Any person convicted under this Code section wherein the victim is not the child of the defendant and the victim is less than 14 years of age shall, in addition, be subject to the sentencing and punishment provisions of Code Section 17-10-6.2.
Laws 1833, Cobb's 1851 Digest, p. 788; Laws 1968, p. 1249, § 1; Laws 2006, Act 571, § 6, eff. July 1, 2006.