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Can I be charged for carjacking in Arizona?


These days, you don’t have to go far to hear another story of “carjacking” in the news or on a reality TV show. Often, these cases involve a perpetrator who has committed another crime and has now resorted to stealing or commandeering someone else’s vehicle to use as the “get-away car.”

Incidents of carjacking often occur right here in Arizona, but it may surprise you to know that the offenders are never actually charged with carjacking.

That’s because Arizona law does not have a criminal law called “carjacking.” It’s actually a term that the press uses to describe the incident, but the actual charges are prosecuted as armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and theft of means of transportation or any combination of any of these.

Those involved in a carjacking and facing the charges listed above should contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Mesa AZ immediately. These are extremely serious charges and if accused, the offender could possibly face years in prison.

Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys will spend time with you to help prepare a strong defense. Being charged with a complex crime like robbery or armed robbery can be a very stressful and difficult situation. Therefore, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and any evidence that the prosecutor plans to use against you.

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