The New York criminal defense lawyers at Crotty Saland PC, a New York City criminal defense firm founded by two former Manhattan prosecutors, recently drafted a criminal law information page for the crimes of Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree (New York Penal Law 135.10) and Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree (New York Penal Law 135.05). While not a substitute for a consultation with your own criminal defense attorney or an “advice” page, the Unlawful Imprisonment criminal law page is a good educational starting point for anyone accused of or arrested for this crime. Armed with the basic information as to how the degrees of the crime differ as well the critical difference between the legal terms of “restrain” and “abduct,” the information page can give you the basis to have an educated conversation with your attorney regarding the degrees of Unlawful Imprisonment and how they compare to the more serious offense of Kidnapping. Armed with this knowledge, you and your New York criminal defense attorney can the ascertain and implement the appropriate defense in your case.
The New York criminal defense attorneys at Crotty Saland PC represent the accused throughout New York City and the region. Commentary on cases in the news as well as legal analysis of court decisions and criminal statutes can be found on the New York Criminal Lawyer Blog.