Carjacking in California

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Carjacking is considered a serious offense in California and can result in spending several years in prison and paying thousands of dollars in fines. Taking another person’s car by means of force of fear – regardless if he or she is the driver or the passenger – is considered carjacking, and it is a felony under state law.

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Penalties For Carjacking

Carjacking is considered a more serious offense than grand theft auto and unlawful taking of a vehicle. Because force and fear is used to take the vehicle in the owner’s immediate presence, the penalties for carjacking are severe – and can increase if you used a gun, injured the victim or kidnap the individual during the carjacking.

Penalties for carjacking can include:

  • Probation and up to one year in county jail
  • 3 to 9 years in a California state prison
  • Fines up to $10,000

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