2 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
It is difficult to answer your question without knowing the exact section and Act that you have been charged under. I presume it is a criminal offence in Tasmania.
Unlawful Imprisonment as a criminal offence is sometimes referred to as "Kidnapping". It can carry very serious penelties of imprisonment depending on the circumstances of the offence. The penelties can vary between states. If you know the Act and section of the offence then I could prvide you with the maximum penalty. This is a maximum only.
In broad terms, Unlawful Imprisonment can also be a civil matter - ie you can be sued for damages.
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My ex-sister-in-law locked her 15yo daughter inside their home in the vain attempt to stop her running away to be with her father. The daughter couldn't get out, presumably the doors and windows had deadlocks fitted.
She rang the police, they released her and charged her mother with unlawful imprisonment. Am just wondering as to the penalties invovled as there is another child in the family