Citations Affected: IC 35-42-3-3; noncode.
Synopsis: Criminal confinement. Makes criminal confinement a Class
C felony instead of a Class D felony. Makes the offense: (1) a Class B
felony if the person confined or removed is less than 14 years of age
and is not the confining or removing person's child or it is committed
by using a vehicle; and (2) a Class A felony if it is committed while
armed with a deadly weapon, results in serious bodily injury to a person
other than the confining or removing person, or is committed on an
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 4, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
January 19, 2006, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
SECTION 1. IC 35-42-3-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 3. (a) A person who
knowingly or intentionally:
(1) confines another person without the other person's consent; or
(2) removes another person, by fraud, enticement, force, or threat of force, from one (1) place to another;
commits criminal confinement. Except as provided in subsection (b), the offense of criminal confinement is a
Class D Class C felony.
(b) The offense of criminal confinement defined in subsection (a) is:
Class C Class B felony if:
(A) the person confined or removed is less than fourteen (14) years of age and is not the confining or removing person's child; or
(B) it is committed by using a vehicle; and
Class B Class A felony if it:
(A) is committed while armed with a deadly weapon;