According to reports out of Cobb County, a man has been denied bond after his felony arrest earlier this week. The man is facing charges of:
- Battery in Georgia
- Aggravated Assault in Georgia
- False Imprisonment in Georgia
- And Criminal Trespass in Georgia.
Not many details have been released regarding the incident that led to the man's arrest. However, the man has been accused of holding a man hostage in a local residence. He allegedly cut the man with a box cutter, bit him, and beat him so that there were bruises covering most of his body.
The motive as of right now has not been released.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will cover the offense of false imprisonment and the law behind this offense in that state of Georgia.
False Imprisonment in Georgia
False Imprisonment in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. § 16-5-41 as:
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.
A person convicted of the offense of false imprisonment shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.
Kidnapping and false imprisonment are both related offenses as a result of the legal elements. Both offenses are classified as felony offenses in Georgia.
As I have stated several times in my posts since the beginning of the Shelter in Place Order, there has been a rise in domestic violence. If you or a loved one has been arrested in relation to a domestic violence incident, call our offices today.