Defending Felony Carjacking Charges in South Carolina
What is Carjacking?
According to South Carolina law Section 16-3-1075, the crime of carjacking is defined as the use of force, violence, or threat, to takes a motor vehicle from another person, while that person is operating or in the vehicle.
Motor vehicle theft is a common crime in South Carolina and the United States. There are several common methods of vehicle theft, ranging from crimes of opportunity (like keys in the ignition, or neglect on the part of the owner) to more violent methods like breaking and entry and carjacking.
Penalties for Carjacking in South Carolina
A person convicted of carjacking is guilty of a felony and faces a max 20 year jail sentence, however if great bodily injury is a direct result of the carjacking, the person faces a max 30 year jail sentence.
Getting Arrested Does Not Mean You Are Guilty
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