False Imprisonment O.C.G.A 16-5-41

Punishmentif convicted imprisonment for at least one year, no more than ten years

False imprisonment can occur inside of the victim’s home. If they are being restraint by another individual they are being deprived of their personal liberty.


False imprisonment is defined as the violation of an individual’s personal liberty. This violation can occur by an arrest, confinement, or the detainment of the individual without any legal authority. There is no specific length time required with this violation; a brief detention is enough to be considered a violation of one’s personal liberty.


Key difference: ASPORTATION