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Carjacking Lawyer in San Diego


Understanding California Carjacking Law PC 215(a)

Carjacking is a form of robbery that involves the theft of a car or other automobile by means of force or threats. The victim of a carjacking either suffers bodily injury or was threatened with bodily injury personally or to his/her family. Carjacking is a violent crime and is covered under California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law, meaning anyone convicted of a previous violent crime will face double the penalties for his or her next conviction. If you have been accused of carjacking, enlisting the help of a San Diego criminal defense lawyer from jD LAW, P.C. is your best bet to avoid maximum penalties.

By offering you legal advice from the onset, your lawyer may be able to:

  • Help you avoid a conviction
  • Negotiate a plea bargain
  • Have the charges dropped

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What Are the Penalties for Carjacking?

San Diego violent crime defense attorney James N. Dicks is ready to help you with your carjacking charge. He offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case and see how we can help you. Carjacking carries harsh penalties for anyone found guilty; a defense attorney is your only hope to avoid extensive incarceration in a California state prison. Although the standard state prison sentence for carjacking is 3, 5 or 9 years in state prison, often enhanced penalties apply.

  • If kidnapping occurs, the sentence may be life with the possibility of parole.
  • If a carjacker or person with a stolen vehicle crosses state lines, the penalty is 10 years in state prison. This is also a federal offense, with the backing of federal investigators and prosecutors.
  • If someone is killed, this is 1st degree murder and the accused may face the death penalty.

Arrested for carjacking? Contact our firm today for the defense you need!

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Further Reading

Penal Code 215 PC

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Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law.

Currently San Diego Superior Courts are closed but are set to reopen on Monday April 6, 2020 barring any
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Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family. Please follow us on Facebook for any future updates.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law.

Los Tribunales Superiores de San Diego están cerrados, pero están programados para reabrir el lunes 6 de abril de 2020, salvo una nueva orden.

No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia. Síganos en Facebook para seguir siendo informado de novedades nuevas.


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jD LAW, P.C.

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Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law. No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia.

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