Cinnaminson NJ Carjacking Attorney
Carjacking is a first degree crime irrespective of the circumstances in which it occurs in Burlington County New Jersey. What this means is that you face the absolute highest grade and most serious penalties provided under New Jersey Law. In fact, the Carjacking Law goes one step further than the typical first degree penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6 by extending the maximum prison sentence to thirty (30) as opposed to twenty (20) years. There are also bail restrictions that typically negate the ability to post ten percent, secure bond, or obtain release without posting cash or property within the recommended range of $100,000 to $250,000. Our former prosecutors have the skill set you need for defending any carjacking offense and represent those arrested in Evesham, Mansfield, Palmyra, and Willingboro. If you are subject to indictment and, of course, in Mt. Holly at the Superior Court. An attorney on our staff is available around the clock at 856-234-8900 for free consultation.
Medford & Burlington County Carjacking Arrests
Although carjacking occurs infrequently in Burlington, there are numerous cases each year like the one that recently occurred in Medford NJ. For anyone arrested on this charge, the law that applies is N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2. This statute makes carjacking a first degree crime that carries 10-30 years in state prison, 85% of which must be served before any consideration for parole in accordance with the No Early Release Act. There is also a fine of up to $200,000 that may be imposed. In order to convict you of this offense, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office must prove that you stole or attempt to steal a motor vehicle and inflicted bodily injury, used force, threatened a person, or took the car while still occupied.
Willingboro New Jersey Carjacking Charge Lawyers
One of the most notorious carjacking cases in Burlington County history involved a Willingboro man and, unfortunately, also resulted in a murder. Scenarios like this are a primary reason why take these charges so seriously. Carjacking is a violent crime that often ends badly just like this Willingboro defendant’s violation. You therefore cannot expect an leniency from prosecutors or judges. Your attorney will have to do their job persuasively in order to avoid at least ten (10) years in jail. This is why someone charged with a serious offense like this comes to a firm like ours — because top level skills are required to succeed in cases involving carjacking. To discuss an ongoing 2C:15-2, robbery or other criminal matter in Burlington County, contact us at 856-234-8900 for a free consultation.