2009 California Penal Code - Section 210.5 :: Chapter 3.5. Hostages

PENAL CODE
SECTION 210.5

210.5.  Every person who commits the offense of false imprisonment,
as defined in Section 236, against a person for purposes of
protection from arrest, which substantially increases the risk of
harm to the victim, or for purposes of using the person as a shield
is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for three, five, or
eight years.


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