Carjacking Attorney in Miami
The state of Florida is notorious for its prosecution of carjacking offenders more than any other state in the country. Carjacking is defined as the seizure of a vehicle in a violent manner by removing the driver, or occupant, from the vehicle by holding the person hostage by the use of threats, force or intimidation. This is considered to be a type of robbery because the car is stolen and removed from the owner's possession. If you have been implicated in a criminal investigation that involves carjacking, or if you have been arrested for this serious crime, call our firm.
It is a first degree felony in Florida to steal a car with or without the use of a deadly weapon. This type of crime is punishable by life in prison and a fine of $15,000. Life imprisonment for habitual offenders may be eligible for release after 15 years. Often, individuals will attempt to place fear into those inside the vehicle in order to take it, or they will take it while no one is there. In 2005, property loss due to stolen motor vehicles mounted to an estimated $7.6 billion. Carjacking is a specific method of motor vehicle theft, unlike stealing a car that has been left unattended or taken otherwise without consent.
Carjacking is a serious first degree felony offense, and the penalties for a simple carjacking offense may include 30 years in prison along with costly fines. However, if you are accused of using a firearm during the carjacking, then you will face the possibility of a life in prison sentence. At Parks & Braxton, PA, we never underestimate the serious nature of carjacking offenses because we know what is at stake. We are vigilant and resolved in our defense of every client so that they can avoid serious penalties and move on with their life.
Fighting Felony Charges
We have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in the past, and we are confident that we have the skill and experience to handle your charges. Our partners began their career as a prosecutor for the Broward County State Attorney's Office and bring this unique insight to our legal team. Parks & Braxton, PA knows the Florida court system, and can potentially stave off your first degree felony offense. Life imprisonment is what you face, so make sure that you obtain the representation of the best Miami criminal attorney that you can find.