Van Nuys Carjacking Defense Attorney
Skilled Criminal Defense
Carjacking is outlined under California Penal Code Section 215. It involves the taking of another’s motor vehicle through the use of force or fear – and therefore carjacking is classified as a violent crime. Carjacking is a felony offense and may face 3, 5 or 9 years in state prison (with additional penalties a possibility if injury or death results from the offense).
If you’ve been accused of or arrested for carjacking in Southern California, Van Nuys criminal defense lawyer Jonathan C. Rosen can help you. At the Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen, we offer a free case evaluation where you will be able to discuss your case with Mr. Rosen personally. When we take on a new carjacking case, we take the time to get to know the client in order to fully address his or her concerns and effectively guide him or her through the entire legal process. It is important to us that our clients are as comfortable as possible during this, one of the most difficult times in their lives.
Carjacking Charges in Van Nuys
To secure a conviction for carjacking in California, the prosecuting attorney must be able to prove that the defendant:
- Intentionally deprived another of their motor vehicle,
- Took the vehicle with the intention of permanently depriving the owner,
- Used force or fear to accomplish the act, and
- The vehicle was taken against the owner’s will.
Proving intent and consent are often difficult because there may be no specific physical evidence of the fact. Your attorney may be able to use a defense built upon consent or intent, in the case of a lack of physical evidence in your (the defendant’s) favor.
Do not waste any time in contacting a lawyer regarding your carjacking charges. Early involvement is essential to building a strong legal defense strategy.
Accused of carjacking? Contact Van Nuys Carjacking Defense Attorney Jonathan C. Rosen today.