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Colorado Misdemeanor & Felony False Imprisonment (18-3-303)

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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