Forcible confinement is holding someone in a place without their permission. The confinement can be done using physical force. It can also be done using threats or intimidation to get someone to stay. The confinement must last longer than a few minutes for it to be a criminal offence. Forcible confinement often happens in the context of family violence or domestic assault. Examples of forcible confinement include locking someone in a room, tying them up, or threatening to hurt the person if they leave.