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False Imprisonment

In Tennessee:

(a) A person commits the offense of false imprisonment who knowingly removes or confines another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with the other's liberty.
(b) False imprisonment is a Class A misdemeanor.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-302

False Imprisonment can come in many forms.  It may be any threat of confinement against a person's will. Physical force is not required, it may be simply locking someone in a room or blocking a doorway not allowing a person to leave for an unreasonable amount of time. The person must have reasonably believed that they were not allowed to leave.  

Examples of False Imprisonment:
  • Locking another person in a room without their permission
  • Grabbing someone's arm so they cannot leave
  • Being detained for questioning for an unreasonable amount of time

No actual force is necessary to constitute a false imprisonment. If a man is restrained of his personal liberty by fear of a personal difficulty, that amounts to a false imprisonment.

Actual force is not necessary to constitute a false imprisonment. A man may be assaulted by being beset by another, and if he is restrained of his personal liberty by reasonable fear of a personal difficulty that amounts to a false imprisonment.

Smith v. State, 26 Tenn. 43 (1846)


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