False Imprisonment Attorney for Albuquerque, NM
If you have been charged with false imprisonment, it is in your best interests to speak with a criminal defense lawyer immediately. With life altering penalties like jail time and loss of parental rights, you deserve an attorney who will aggressively defend your rights and protect what matters most to you. The Law Office of Mark Keller has the extensive legal knowledge and experience to help you with your false imprisonment charges.
What is False Imprisonment?
New Mexico law defines false imprisonment as the intentional confining or restraining of another person without their consent with the knowledge that they have no lawful reason to do so. False imprisonment examples include:
- Preventing someone from leaving
- Restraining a victim without their consent through violence, menace, or deceit
- Restricting movement through intimidation or force
- Threats of force, i.e. “If you leave, I’ll…”
Because false imprisonment has a very broad definition, it is usually accompanied by other domestic violence charges, such as harassment and violent crimes. In New Mexico, false imprisonment is a 4th degree felony and carries serious penalties. Those convicted can expect to face years in jail, costly fines, and may even stand to lose their parental rights.
At the Law Office of Mark Keller, our criminal defense lawyers help you protect your rights and freedoms by building a strong and effective legal defense for your case. Well-known in the legal community for our aggressive tactics, we are committed to helping you fight your charges.
Criminal Legal Help for False Imprisonment
False imprisonment is a difficult charge to prove, since domestic violence cases often come down to a he said/she said situation. With an aggressive domestic violence attorney on your side, you can mount the best possible defense so you can prevent the loss of your freedom, your rights, and your livelihood. Contact the Law Office of Mark Keller today and get the criminal legal help you need and deserve.