Criminal Attorney Helps Those Facing Carjacking (N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2) Charges
New Jersey defines Carjacking (N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2) as any of several acts that occurs during the illegal taking, or attempted illegal taking, of a car.
These include injuring or using force against the driver or an occupant of the vehicle, threatening to injure the driver or an occupant, committing or threatening to commit any crime of the first or second degree, or operating or causing the vehicle to be operated while the driver or occupant is still inside the vehicle.
Carjacking is a crime of the first degree, and conviction will result in a sentence of between 10 and 30 years, with a five year mandatory minimum during which you’ll be ineligible for parole.
Do not take this charge lightly. Every criminal complaint has valid defenses, and an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney can make a big difference in your case.
If you or a family member are facing carjacking charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.