Kidnapping is defined as simply moving a person from one place to another against their will and it is a felony. Like many crimes, the range of conduct that constitutes kidnapping varies widely. For example, you may be charged with kidnapping if you allegedly forced a person into a car and drove that person to a remote location. You may also be charged with kidnapping if you got into an argument and allegedly moved that person from the kitchen into the living room.
False imprisonment, unlike kidnapping, does not require movement of a person, but rather means the person was prevented from leaving. False imprisonment is generally seen charged as a misdemeanor, but under certain circumstances may by a felony. Like kidnapping, a variety of conduct may constitute false imprisonment. You may be charged with false imprisonment if you physically restrained a person, preventing the person from leaving. You may also be charged with false imprisonment if you blocked the door, preventing the person from leaving.