Often when the police arrest someone for domestic violence they will also tack on a charge for false imprisonment. False imprisonment is defined as impeding the movement of another person. So holding someone down, or blocking their exit from a door could be charged as false imprisonment. Like domestic violence, a charge of false imprisonment carries stiff penalties. The one advantage to the charge, however, is that it doesn’t carry the mandatory penalty of a 52 week batterer’s treatment program as do charges for domestic violence.