Carjacking Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles
Have You Been Charged with Carjacking?
Carjacking is a theft offense that involves the taking of a vehicle while using force or fear. The severity of a carjacking charge is directly correlated to the level of force or fear used during the alleged offense. If you are facing carjacking charges, it is important to enlist the services of a Los Angeles carjacking lawyer as soon as possible.
At Stein & Markus, our team is prepared to guide you throughout this complex legal process. We are ready to investigate the details of your case and scrutinize the evidence against you to present a robust defense that could lead to a lessening of penalties or getting charges dropped altogether. If you are facing carjacking charges, we will work to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Our firm answers the phone 24/7 and begins with a free initial consultation. Call us at (562) 512-7030 today!
California Carjacking Laws
Under California law, carjacking is defined as the taking of a vehicle from the owner's immediate possession when force or fear is used.
Carjacking is a felony offense that can result in the following penalties:
- First-degree carjacking: imprisonment for 2, 4, or 6 years
- Second-degree carjacking: imprisonment for 2, 3, or 5 years
- Third-degree carjacking: imprisonment for 1 or 2 years
Carjacking is a strike offense under California's Three Strikes Law. As such, if you are convicted of this offense, you could face a doubled sentence if you are convicted of any violent crime in the future.
Penalties for a Carjacking Conviction
In addition to the potential imprisonment, a carjacking conviction can result in the following penalties:
- Possible restitution to the victim
- Possible forfeiture of the vehicle used in the alleged offense
- Possible driver's license suspension
- Possible sex offender registration
Carjacking & Firearms
If you are convicted of carjacking, you may be prohibited from owning a firearm for the duration of your sentence. Additionally, if you are convicted of a carjacking offense, you may be prohibited from owning a firearm for 10 years after your sentence ends.
Contact Our Los Angeles Carjacking Defense Lawyers Today
At Stein & Markus, we are committed to providing you with compassionate and tailored legal guidance throughout this challenging time. From analyzing the evidence against you and constructing a defense to negotiating on your behalf and representing you in court, our experienced attorneys can support you every step of the way.
To learn more about how we can help, contact our legal team for a free case review at (562) 512-7030.
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