The crime of carjacking is taken extremely seriously in the State of Maryland. Anyone convicted of this crime is looking at a lengthy prison sentence.
My name is Jim Crawford. For the past 18 years, I have defended people in Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis, Bel Air, Arbutus, and throughout the state of Maryland who have been charged with carjacking and assault. If you or a family member has been accused of carjacking, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Is Carjacking?
Carjacking is stealing a motor vehicle from its driver by force or threat of force. It may involve a number of offenses, including robbery, assault and weapons charges.
Carjacking is an extremely dangerous crime and can result in serious injury or death even when the accused did not intend to injure anyone. If someone is killed in a carjacking or attempted carjacking, the accused can face the death penalty in federal court.
While carjacking often involves the use of a weapon, you can face carjacking charges simply for threatening a driver with violence.
When Minors Are Charged With Carjacking
Many people who are charged with carjacking are minors who are prosecuted in juvenile court. Minors accused of carjacking face the risk of being charged as an adult, and they will face adult consequences if they are convicted.
The early involvement of an experienced lawyer is absolutely essential to attempting to keep your child’s case in juvenile court, where the emphasis is on rehabilitation, not incarceration.
Finding a Lawyer for Carjacking Charges in Maryland
If you face criminal charges, contact me, Maryland carjacking attorney Jim Crawford, before you talk to police or anyone else. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I offer a free initial consultation. Call James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates at 443-709-9999 today.