False Imprisonment Self-Quiz








Mark owes Andrew $1,000 in gambling debts that he has been reluctant to pay. Andrew invites mark over to his house to settle the debt. When Mark gets there, they go and sit in Andrew's office to discuss their business. Andrew closes the door to the office but, what he does not realize is that the door is set to lock automatically from the inside when it is closed. The discussion with Mark turns hostile and Mark gets up to leave. However, because the door is locked from the inside, Mark cannot leave. If Andrew is charged with criminal false imprisonment, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he intentionally closed the door
Choice 2 Convicted, because Mark was locked into the room
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Mark came to Andrew’s house willingly
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he did not intend to lock Mark in the room
Tim has spent the last twenty years in prison for murder. On the day he makes parole, the prison guards refuse to let him out of his cell. If the guards are charged with criminal false imprisonment, they will be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because the confinement was unlawful
Choice 2 Acquitted, because Tim was a convicted criminal
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Tim was already legally in prison
Choice 4 Acquitted, because the guards are immune from criminal prosecution

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