The California Penal Code, Section 215, spells out the legal definition of carjacking in the state.
“‘Carjacking’ is the felonious taking of a motor vehicle in the possession of another, from his or her person or immediate presence, or from the person or immediate presence of a passenger of the motor vehicle, against his or her will and with the intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person in possession of the motor vehicle of his or her possession, accomplished by means of force or fear. (b) Carjacking is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of three, five, or nine years.”
In a carjacking situation, the owner of the car or truck is forced to drive at the direction of the perpetrator. This may be accomplished through use of a weapon or threats. At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, we vigorously defend the rights of clients who have been charged with carjacking in California.
We often find that carjacking charges are combined with charges of other alleged criminal activity such as theft, armed robbery, assault, kidnapping and domestic violence. If you have been charged with carjacking, unauthorized driving, grand theft auto or any similar offense, you should seek qualified legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
Los Angeles carjacking lawyer Daniel Perlman is a former prosecutor who previously pursued charges against people suspected of crimes, including violent crimes and property crimes. Through his comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system, Mr. Perlman can identify any procedural errors, contradictory evidence or violations of your civil rights.
The facts of your carjacking case may be complex. There is nearly always more than one side to a story involving alleged carjacking. You need a strong, knowledgeable advocate to fight for your rights. At Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, you will find attorneys who care, who will listen to your side of the story and who are prepared to determinedly pursue the best outcome attainable in your case.
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To learn more about what we can do to help you fight the serious consequences of carjacking charges in California, call 213-514-8324 or 213-514-8324 or e-mail us today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable, zealous defense lawyer.