San Diego Carjacking Attorney
Get Proven Defense for Your Charges
You hear about such incidents in the news almost every day. Someone has
their vehicle stolen right out from underneath them by a criminal brandishing
a gun or using threats of force or intimidation. This crime is called
carjacking. It is a very serious charge and if convicted, a person faces
at least 9 years in prison - potentially much more if a weapon is used
or someone is injured.
If you or a loved one has been caught up in a carjacking incident and now
face charges, stay calm and call a
San Diego theft lawyer at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC for assistance. Immediate
legal care is available to you and it is extremely important.
What Must Be Proven in a Carjacking Case?
Several key elements must be proven by prosecutors in a carjacking trial.
The elements of the crime are very similar to
robbery, except specifically involving a vehicle:
- The car or motor vehicle did not belong to you
- The vehicle was taken directly from a driver or passenger, or in their
- You took the vehicle against the owner/occupier's will
- Force or fear was used to take the vehicle or to prevent resistance
- You intended to deprive the owner of the property on (essentially) a permanent basis
Carjacking actually not only involves gaining possession of a stolen vehicle,
but also moving it - even if only a short distance. It must also be proven
that there existed intent to steal the vehicle prior to execution of any
force or fear.
Let Our Firm Fight for You!
If alleged to have committed a carjacking, your first call needs to be
to a firm that will be fully committed to providing an excellent defense.
The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, fits that bill. Our
San Diego criminal defense lawyers have success in countless criminal trials, extensive legal experience,
and a reputation for excellence in client care. Allow our accomplishments
to speak to the quality of our legal representation, and allow us to go
to bat for your case.
Why delay in protecting your legal rights and future? Contact a San Diego carjacking defense lawyer
as soon as possible.