Under Nevada law, carjacking is defined as “the criminal taking of a motor vehicle by force, violence or intimidation.” This means that if you take a car from another person by inflicting physical force on them or by threatening physical force, you are committing a carjacking.
What Will Happen If I Am Convicted Of Carjacking?
Nevada does not have a specific law that pertains to carjacking, however, it is usually a cluster of charges that carry harsh punishments. These are not charges that should be taken lightly and the consequences of a guilty verdict will change your life. If you committed a carjacking in the state of Nevada, you may be charged with:
- Grand larceny of a motor vehicle
- Assault or battery
- Murder depending on the circumstances involved in the carjacking
You may also be penalized under federal carjacking law depending on the circumstances involved in your case.
How To Build A Strong Defense Against Carjacking Charges
Fighting charges of carjacking requires the expertise and knowledge of a skilled criminal lawyer. If you’ve been charged with carjacking, it’s important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The Defenders are here to answer your questions about carjacking, advise you of your legal rights and options and help you build a strong case to protect your rights and freedoms. We are committed to devoting our time and effort to defend you in the Nevada courts. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.