Los Angeles Carjacking Defense Attorney
Information About Carjacking Crimes
California Penal Code 215 PC defines carjacking as taking a motor vehicle
from another person by way of force or fear. In this case "force
or fear" refers to actually inflicting physical force against the
victim, or threatening to inflict physical harm. Carjacking is a very
serious crime, and it is advised that you contact a Los Angeles criminal
defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been arrested and charged
with this offense.
Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners is comprised of a team of attorneys
with 70 years of collective experience. We have addressed criminal charges
of all types, including those for carjacking, and we are well versed in
the defenses that can be effectively employed in such cases. If you are
facing carjacking charges, it may be possible to establish that you did
not use force or fear when taking the vehicle, that you had obtained prior
consent to take the vehicle, or that it is a case of mistaken identity
and you had nothing to do with the crime. Our firm will fight aggressively
in an effort to reach a case resolution that is beneficial to you.
Carjacking Penalties in Los Angeles
Carjacking is a felony offense that is punishable by probation, up to $10,000
in fines, and up to 9 years in state prison. It is important to note that
these penalties apply to each victim present in the car. If there are
multiple individuals inside the vehicle, the penalties increase. In addition
to these penalties, there are sentencing enhancements for carjacking that
involve great bodily injury, the use of a weapon, or the murdering of
someone during the crime.
If you have been arrested for carjacking, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer
who will employ aggressive defense tactics in order to increase your chances
of a favorable case outcome.