2009 California Penal Code - Section 210.5 :: Chapter 3.5. HostagesPENAL CODE
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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