Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18 Criminal Code § 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.


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