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Theft crimes are taken very seriously in Chicago and may result in serious consequences if the accused is convicted. When a theft crime involves a vehicle, it may be particularly serious because of the value of the stolen property as well as the circumstances of the crime. A standard vehicular theft might be considered a carjacking if the crime involved the threat of violence or physical force to steal the vehicle. Under such circumstances, the crime is likely to become violent and therefore will result in harsher consequences.
If you were charged with carjacking in the Chicago area, our experienced criminal defense lawyer can help. At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your situation. Regardless of your charges, our firm can provide honest, non-judgmental legal assistance when you need it most.
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In Illinois, vehicular hijacking, or carjacking, is considered a class 1 felony and can result in serious repercussions if the accused is convicted. Carjacking is defined as taking a car from the driver, or in the presence of another person, by using force or threatening the use of force. Typically, this crime is accompanied by violence and physical harm, which can result in more severe punishment.
Penalties for carjacking may vary depending on the circumstances of the crime. If the crime involved the use of a deadly weapon, such as a gun, the mandatory sentence is a minimum of 6 years in prison but may result in up to 60 years under certain conditions. Usually, the more severe penalties are reserved for instances where the carjacking resulted in serious bodily harm or death.
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If you are facing criminal charges for a hijacking crime, your future is on the line. The state of Illinois punishes those convicted of carjacking very severely, and it could drastically impact your future if your charges ended with an unfavorable conviction. At our firm, Attorney Mitch Furman can use his knowledge of criminal law to aggressively defend your rights and freedoms in order to pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
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