Carjacking Attorneys in Hudson County, NJ
Carjacking is extremely serious offense in New Jersey. As you will see below, carjacking is a first degree felony in New Jersey and if convicted, a defendant faces up to thirty (30) years in a state prison, which is ten (10) years more than all other first degree crime. The governing statute in New Jersey for carjacking is N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2. The team of Hudson County, New Jersey carjacking defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has the experience and knowledge required to defend you. Our office has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five (25) years of prior prosecuting experience. A defendant charged with carjacking in Jersey City is also usually charged with aggravated assault, robbery and theft of moveable property as well. If you have been charged with carjacking in Hudson County, in towns like Secaucus, Bayonne, West New York, North Bergen or Jersey City, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. If you would like a free initial consultation with any one of the eight criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall, you should contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800. Now here is some key information on the offense of carjacking, including the potential penalties if convicted.
Jersey City, NJ Carjacking Lawyers
Carjacking: N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2
To be convicted of carjacking in Hudson County, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant:
- Committed or attempted to commit an unlawful taking of a motor vehicle;
- The taking was without permission & with the intent to deprive another of the vehicle; and
- While doing so, the defendant:
- Used force; or
- Threatened to use force; or
- Committed or threatened to commit a 1st or 2nd degree crime; or
- Operated the vehicle while the victim was still present in the vehicle.
What is the jail time if I am convicted of Carjacking in NJ?
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:25-2, carjacking is a first degree felony in New Jersey. Typically, a defendant convicted of a first degree felony in New Jersey is facing anywhere between 10-20 years in state prison. However, a defendant convicted of carjacking is facing anywhere between 10-30 years in a state prison. In addition, the defendant is also facing up to a $200,000 fine as well. Furthermore, the offense of carjacking is subject to the No Early Release Act, (N.E.R.A.). NERA, requires a defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. For more information on the No Early Release Act please check out our page by clicking here.
Jersey City, NJ Carjacking Defense Attorneys
As you can tell from above, a defendant convicted of carjacking in New Jersey is facing life changing consequences. If you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated assault, robbery, burglary or carjacking in Hudson County, NJ, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Jersey City carjacking defense lawyer immediately about your options. The team of Hudson County, NJ criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall is prepared to fight to protect your liberty. We have been defending individuals charged with cracking, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, cocaine possession, simple assault and terroristic threats, in towns like Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Secaucus and West New York for over fifteen years. If you would like a free initial with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys, please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800.