13-1303. Unlawful imprisonment; classification
- A person commits unlawful imprisonment by knowingly restraining another person.
- In any prosecution for unlawful imprisonment, it is a defense that:
- The restraint was accomplished by a peace officer acting in good faith in the lawful performance of his duty; or
- The defendant is a relative of the person restrained and the defendant’s sole intent is to assume lawful custody of that person and the restraint was accomplished without physical injury.
- Unlawful imprisonment is a class 6 felony unless the victim is released voluntarily by the defendant without physical injury in a safe place prior to arrest in which case it is a class 1 misdemeanor.