Carjacking Charges in California
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As a more
violent crime than grand theft auto, carjacking involves stealing an automobile from
the driver while they are present through force or intimidation. Usually
some sort of deadly weapon or firearm is present at the time of the carjacking,
which will ultimately add a
weapons charge to the list of criminal violations. Even if the person committing the
act has no intent of keeping the vehicle for any length of time, the offense
will still be considered a carjacking.
At the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau, our
Long Beach theft crime attorneys understand the seriousness of carjacking charges and are ready to challenge
them on your behalf in court.
Contact us today if you would like to speak to a professional who can build you a
strong case and defend your rights.
What are the penalties of a carjacking conviction?
Whereas grand theft auto can be a misdemeanor in certain circumstances,
always considered a felony offense. In California, all felonies are associated
with harsh penalties that can negatively affect the rest of your life.
Punishments you might be sentenced with upon a carjacking conviction include:
- $5,000 in fines
- Three to nine years in prison
- Community service
It should be noted that it is very unlikely that you would be tried for
only carjacking. The presence of a deadly weapon or the physical violence
required for a carjacking will enact criminal charges of their own, adding
to the fines and jail time you might be facing.
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One of our lead attorneys –
Stephen P. Peacock – is a
Board Certified criminal law specialist. By proving that he has litigation skills and knowledge of a high caliber,
he has passed rigorous testing and strict evaluations. To put it simply,
less than 400 criminal attorneys in the entire state have achieved this
In addition to being California State Bar certified, our Long Beach criminal
defense attorneys have achieved:
When you are ready to take your carjacking case to the next level and start
defending your rights as the criminally accused in Long Beach, you can
depend on us to stand up for you in court. Start today with a
free case evaluation!