Before a person can be convicted of the crime of false imprisonment, the prosecutor must prove the following two things beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The person charged with false imprisonment forcibly, secretly, or by threat confined, abducted, imprisoned, or restrained the alleged victim against his or her will; and
- The person charged with false imprisonment had no lawful authority to do what he did.
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