Carjacking Charges in Irving
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Theft of an automobile in Texas is considered a serious crime, usually a felony due to the value of the vehicle stolen. However, when the vehicle is stolen directly from the owner using the threat of force or violence, the crime changes to “carjacking.” In essence, carjacking combines the crimes of “grand theft” and “battery,” meaning you could be facing serious penalties if you are convicted.
If you are facing carjacking charges, you should seek the counsel of an Irving theft crimes attorney for your case. Attorney J. Roland Jeter was born and raised in Irving, Texas, and has a deep familiarity with the local laws that he can put to work protecting you from the harshness of the criminal justice system. Attorney Jeter has proudly put his skills to work for the community since 1978, and has earned numerous accolades, including an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
For reputable assistance and defense counsel for your carjacking charges, call 973-330-4050 to schedule a consultation with J. Roland Jeter, P.C. today.
Carjacking & Robbery
Because of the forceful and possibly violent nature of a carjacking, these crimes are prosecuted under the state’s robbery laws, an elevated level of theft that is considered to be a second-degree felony. There are laws regarding carjacking in Texas on both a state and federal level, meaning your charges are not something you should take lightly or face without proper representation.
Penalties for being found guilty of carjacking can include:
- Jail time (up to 20 years)
- Large fines (up to $10,000)
- Victim restitution
- Permanent criminal record
In order to be convicted of a carjacking robbery, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:
- Intentionally or recklessly injured someone else while committing a vehicle theft
- Intentionally or knowingly threatened or placed fear of imminent harm or death on a victim while committing a vehicle theft.
Contact J. Roland Jeter, P.C. today for assistance with your case!