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Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-1303. Unlawful imprisonment;  classification;  definition

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A.?A person commits unlawful imprisonment by knowingly restraining another person.

B.?In any prosecution for unlawful imprisonment, it is a defense that:

1.?The restraint was accomplished by a peace officer or detention officer acting in good faith in the lawful performance of his duty; ?or

2.?The defendant is a relative of the person restrained and the defendant's sole intent is to assume lawful custody of that person and the restraint was accomplished without physical injury.

C.?Unlawful imprisonment is a class 6 felony unless the victim is released voluntarily by the defendant without physical injury in a safe place before arrest in which case it is a class 1 misdemeanor.

D.?For the purposes of this section, ?detention officer? means a person other than an elected official who is employed by a county, city or town and who is responsible for the supervision, protection, care, custody or control of inmates in a county or municipal correctional institution. ?Detention officer does not include counselors or secretarial, clerical or professionally trained personnel.

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