All theft crimes are serious, and generally, the higher the value of the stolen goods, the more severe the penalties are. Consequently, when a vehicle is stolen, the penalties may include lengthy prison terms and a permanent felony record, especially if the charge is vehicular hijacking (carjacking).
If you have been charged with vehicular hijacking in Illinois, you are likely facing these stiff penalties. This is the time for an experienced, tenacious lawyer on your side. I am Alan E. Jones, and I have over 30 years of experience defending people charged with felonies, including carjacking. I have earned a reputation in the Lake County courts as an attorney who knows when to negotiate and when to take a case to trial. You can be certain that I will be prepared to fight your battle in court when that is in your best interest.
You can get started today by setting up a free consultation with me. Just call me at (847) 336-3900.What Are the Consequences Of Carjacking in Illinois?
Vehicular hijacking is a Class 1 felony with a sentence of four to 15 years in prison, depending on the circumstances of the offense.
Aggravated vehicular hijacking is a more serious charge that includes one or more of the following:
- Taking a vehicle from someone with a disability or who is age 60 or older
- Taking a vehicle with a person under 16 in the vehicle
- Carrying or discharging a firearm or doing great bodily harm with it while taking a vehicle
Aggravated vehicular hijacking is a Class X felony with sentences ranging from six to 30 years in prison. There is a possible sentence of life in prison if sentence enhancements apply.You Don’t Want to Take Chances With Your Case
You need an attorney who has significant felony defense experience. Call my Waukegan office toll-free at (847) 336-3900 or complete my online form. Your consultation is free and there are flat fees for most cases. I accept credit cards for payment.