When you inhibit a person to move or deny him freedom of movement against his will, you are falsely imprisoning that person. False imprisonment occurs when there are verbal threats and/or bodily restraints which prevent the victim from escaping or moving willfully as he pleases.
Several key factors contribute to the act of committing false imprisonment: the victim did not give consent to the confinement; the perpetrator has willful intention to hold the victim bound or imprisoned; and, there are no options to escape for the victim.
In the state of Ohio, the law recognizes the fact that you have been wrongfully imprisoned if the following occurred:
In the face of this unlawful case, it is best to seek legal assistance. The state usually acknowledges its liability in these matters but having an experienced and well-respected false imprisonment lawyer on your side will ensure that you receive full compensation and justice you deserve.
Contact Jami S. Oliver, a recognized Columbus attorney who specializes in false imprisonment. For a consultation, call 614-220-9100 to schedule an appointment.