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Assault Related: Unlawful Detention


Unlawful Detention: Attorneys

Unlawful Detention Attorneys

Legal Definition:

Unlawful Detention is a crime whereby the offender restrains or detains a victim against their will.

Unlawful Detention

Utah Code §76-5-304

Degree

Unlawful Detention is a class B misdemeanor.

Elements

The accused is guilty of unlawful detention if they intentionally or knowingly, without authority of law, and against the will of the victim, detains or restrains the victim under circumstances not constituting a violation of: kidnapping; child kidnapping; or aggravated kidnapping.

Fine

A fine not to exceed $1,000, plus a 90% surcharge.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-301(d), Utah Code Ann. §51-9-401)

Restitution

The court may order the accused to pay restitution if convicted of this crime.
(Utah Code Ann. §77-38a-301)

Imprisonment

2nd degree felony: A term of imprisonment not to exceed 6 months.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-204(2))


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