False imprisonment is a misdemeanor under New Hampshire criminal law. RSA 633:3 defines the crime as knowingly confining another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with their physical movement. The act of confinement does not have to be for any prescribed period of time. As long as the act substantially restricts the movement of the victim it will suffice.

If charged as a class A misdemeanor this crime can be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. This crime can be charged as a crime of domestic violence.

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