Accused of Carjacking? Learn How Our Hands-On Legal Team May Be Able To Help You

Arrested for Carjacking in Orange County?

Our Irvine Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Fight for You

Carjacking consists of taking a motor vehicle through the use of force or fear from an owner or passenger's immediate presence with the intent to deprive them of the vehicle. Carjacking is different from grand theft auto in that the vehicle being stolen must be in the immediate possession or presence of an owner.

For example, if someone is filling their car up with gas and you threatened to hurt them if they did not give you the car, you can be charged with carjacking. An Orange County criminal defense lawyer can provide you or a loved one with committed legal representation for a carjacking charge.

Carjacking Defense Strategies

California places heavy fines and possible prison sentences up to nine years for those convicted of carjacking. The use of fear and force make this charge very serious as you could have threatened the life of another. Attorney Frances Prizzia understands what you are going through. You may be experiencing financial hardships or been pressured to commit the criminal act. Regardless of reason, we believe in your defense.

We at the Law Office of Frances Prizzia have in-depth knowledge of criminal law. Our legal team will investigate your case to determine the appropriate course of action. You do not want your freedom and finances to be in jeopardy. Our firm can help you form a defense for your upcoming negotiation or trial.

Looking for an Attorney for a Carjacking Case in Orange County?

We encourage our clients to come speak with us. Our firm enjoys helping people reduce their criminal charges. You may have made a mistake but we can fight aggressively for your rights and a second chance. It may be necessary to call upon our extensive resources such as our investigator to obtain supporting evidence for your defense. We will do everything we can to see your charge reduced or dropped.

Contact a criminal defense lawyer if you or a loved has been charged with carjacking. We can provide in-depth legal knowledge and dedicated representation throughout the litigation process.

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