The crime of Carjacking is taken very seriously in Florida. To be convicted of the crime,
You have to take a car from someone
with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive them of it
and in the course of the taking, you use force, violence, assault, or put them in fear.
If you have a gun or other deadly weapon during the carjacking, the crime is a first degree felony, punishable for up to life in prison.
If you had no gun or deadly weapon, the crime is a first degree felony, punishable for up to 30 years in prison.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics,
- 45% of victims of nonfatal carjackings faced a carjacker with a gun
- 11% of victims say the offender had a knife
- 67% of victims resisted the attacker
- 93% of the offenders are male
If you have any questions about carjacking crimes in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Violent Crimes Lawyers at (904) 634-0900.