Have charges been brought against you for Carjacking? Those found guilty of carjacking are charges with violating California Penal Code 215, which results in a felony criminal record. With assistance from a skilled legal professional you may be able to expose flaws in the prosecution’s evidence and have your case dismissed.
At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our criminal attorneys have decades of experience representing carjacking defendants. They understand that there are several circumstances that place good people in bad situations. Call us today to tell your story and find out what options you have to avoid a felony conviction on your record.
PC 215 Defined
According to California Penal Code 215, Carjacking is defined using aggression to take control of a vehicle in the presence of another, and against their will.
In order to prosecute for CPC 215 Orange County Carjacking, the state has the burden to prove you were guilty of either:
- Taking over a car when someone was in the car
- You did so against the person’s will
- You carjacked with the intention of robbing the person of the vehicle’s use
There are a number of different possible defense strategies that carjacking defendants can use in their defense.
Penalties for Violating CPC 215
Carjacking is a felony and those found guilty can face either:
- Up to I Year in the Orange County Jail and an informal probation, or
- 3, 4 or 5 Years in the California State Prison and a $10,000 maximum fine
Other Potential Penalties:
A felony penal code offense for Carjacking can also put you at risk of the three strikes law. Sentences are increased if victims suffer bodily injury, or there was more than one person in the car.
If you are facing Carjacking charges for California Penal Code Section 215 and want to fight your charges, obtaining a skilled local attorney can greatly affect your case outcome. MacGregor & Collins, LLP attorneys have decades of experience defending those charged with carjacking and will work tirelessly to obtain a favorable case outcome on your behalf. Call (888) 250-2865 to obtain a free case evaluation from one of our experienced professionals. Getting the right information at the beginning of your criminal proceedings can help you avoid costly mistakes.