Miami Carjacking Defense Attorney
WHAT IS CARJACKING?
Carjacking is a violent crime that relates to taking another person's vehicle by threat or force. To commit carjacking, the offender would use threats of injury or violence, or the use of physical force to unlawfully gain control or ownership of another's motor vehicle. Although a form of theft, carjacking is considered a violent crime due to the means in which it is carried out.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR CARJACKING IN FLORIDA?
Carjacking is a form of robbery that involves taking another person's motor vehicle by force or threats. Assault or violence may be involved, putting the victim in fear for his or her safety. Under Florida law, a person who commits a carjacking may face first degree felony or second degree charges, punishable by up to life imprisonment or by up to 15 or 30 years in state prison.
Whether the defendant was in possession of or used a firearm, deadly weapon, or weapon of any kind will influence the potential charges and penalties that he or she faces. In some cases, kidnapping may also be associated with carjacking, such as in a case where the offender takes a car and the owner is still inside.
Defense for Miami, Florida Carjacking Charges
If you have been implicated in a criminal investigation involving a carjacking or have been arrested or charged with this serious crime, it is important that you talk to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options for fighting these charges and avoiding a conviction.
If you are looking for legal assistance in regard to carjacking charges anywhere in the South Florida area, Miami Defense Attorney Michael Mirer can help.
Mr. Mirer offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to determine how he can best assist you. At this time, you can ask any questions you may have and will have your immediate concerns addressed by a competent trial attorney who has over 10 years of experience and more than 1,000 cases under his belt.
For a free consultation regarding your case, contact Miami carjacking attorney Michael Mirer today!
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