Arrested for Carjacking in Maryland?
Punishable by 30 years imprisonment
§ 3-405. Carjacking (a) “Motor vehicle” defined. — In this section, “motor vehicle” has the meaning stated in § 11-135 of the Transportation Article.(b) Prohibited Carjacking. (1) An individual may not take unauthorized possession or control of a motor vehicle from another individual who actually possesses the motor vehicle, by force or violence, or by putting that individual in fear through intimidation or threat of force or violence. 2) A violation of this subsection is carjacking. (c) Prohibited Armed carjacking. (1) A person may not employ or display a dangerous weapon during the commission of a carjacking.(2) A violation of this subsection is armed carjacking.(d) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 30 years.
(e) Sentencing. — A sentence imposed under this section may be separate from and consecutive to a sentence for any other crime that arises from the conduct underlying the carjacking or armed carjacking. (f) Prohibited defense. — It is not a defense under this section that the defendant did not intend to permanently deprive the owner or possessor of the motor vehicle.
Law enforcement in Maryland is particularly determined to catch and arrest any person involved in a carjacking in the area. These are “high-profile” crimes reported on the news. There is pressure put to bear on the police departments to aggressively and quickly to arrest and prosecute any carjacker. If you are facing this charge, it is critical that you immediately contact a Maryland carjacking defense lawyer to defend you. At the Law Offices of John Adams we criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in fighting aggressively in court on behalf of those charged with serious crimes in Maryland. We are well-known and respected in the legal community for courtroom skills. A criminal defense lawyer from our firm stands ready to take on your case.
Carjacking Defense Lawyer in Maryland.
If a person is kidnapped during the carjacking, the penalty, in Maryland, is severe, and life changing, as a long period of time will be spent in state prison if you are convicted. In such a case, it is critical to have legal representation to fight for you, both as to the charges and the penalties. There are many options for your defense. Your lawyer’s negotiating skills and reputation in the courtroom are but part of what goes into effective representation. If handled carefully and skillfully, your case can be reduced in terms of the charges and sentencing, and may even be won in the event of trial.
You can rest assured that the criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of John Adams will be aggressively seeking every possible option for your defense in carjacking charges, and will relentlessly fight for your defense. The courtroom skills of the attorney are vital, and at the firm, the trial lawyer is extremely talented in presenting a compelling defense in front of a jury, as well as fighting to suppress any evidence that was gained without proper procedure in the case.
Contact a Maryland Carjacking Criminal Defense Attorney from the Law Offices of John Adams if you are seeking a high-powered, relentless criminal defense lawyer to fight aggressively for your defense of a carjacking case.