Problem

Wrongful detention

Other Names:
False arrest
Nature:

False imprisonment occurs when a person is restricted in their personal movement within any area without justification or consent. Actual physical restraint is not necessary for false imprisonment to occur. False imprisonment is a common-law felony and a tort. It applies to private as well as governmental detention. For detention by the police, the proving of false imprisonment is sufficient to obtain a writ of habeas corpus.

Related Problems:
Mentally ill prisoners
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET