Chapter 3.5. Hostages of California Penal Code >> Title 8. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 3.5.
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 pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section
1170 for three, five, or eight years.