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Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth defends individuals accused of false imprisonment in Wisconsin courts. He has been a Wisconsin lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then. He is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense in Wisconsin and federal courts, from the initial stages of a case through direct appeal, petition for review or petition for certiorari and collateral attack. If you stand accused of false imprisonment anywhere in Wisconsin, let his experience in the courtroom, along with his commitment to his clients, go to work for you.

Madison WI False Imprisonment Defense Lawyer Attorney

PFalse imprisonment under WI criminal law 940.30 is a Class H felony, punishable by up to 6 years prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The crime of false imprisonment in Wisconsin is defined as follows:

Whoever intentionally confines or restrains another without the person's consent and with knowledge that he or she has no lawful authority to do so is guilty of a Class H felony.

False imprisonment is an offense often charged in domestic cases. It raises what otherwise would have been a misdemeanor offense to a felony. In the context of a domestic case, often the alleged false imprisonment is nothing more than brief restraint during an argument.

If you face a charge of false imprisonment in Wisconsin, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call Madison criminal lawyer Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation.