Carjacking / Vehicular Hijacking

What is Vehicular Hijacking or Carjacking?

Under (720 ILCS 5/18-3), a person commits the felony crime of Vehicular Hijacking, Carjacking, when:

  1. They take a motor vehicle from a person or the immediate presence of another by the use of force or by threatening the imminent use of force.
  2. Sentence. Vehicular hijacking, or carjacking, is a Class 1 felony and probation is not available pursuant to 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2.

Under Illinois Law, the sentence for Vehicular Hijacking, or Carjacking, is a Class 1 felony. A Class 1 felony Vehicular Hijacking, or Carjacking, is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison. Under certain circumstances, the sentence for a Class 1 Vehicular Hijacking, or Carjacking, can be extended to 15 to 30 years in prison. Probation for Vehicular Hijacking, or Carjacking, is not available as a sentencing option according to 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at John D. Ioakimidis have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Vehicular Hijacking, or Carjacking in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at John D. Ioakimidis understand the legal requirements needed to defend you from the charges of Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking. In addition, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at John D. Ioakimidis are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. To discuss your particular Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at John D. Ioakimidis.

What is Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, or Aggravated Carjacking?

Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking is covered under 720 ILCS 5/18 4. The difference between Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking and regular Vehicular Hijacking is that for Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking the state has to prove that you used a gun or other deadly weapon when the hijacking occurred.

Under Illinois Law, the sentence for Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, or Aggravated Carjacking, is a Class X felony. A Class X felony Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, or Aggravated Carjacking, carries a mandatory sentence of 6 to 30 years in prison. Under certain circumstances, the sentence for a Class X felony Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, or Aggravated Carjacking, can be extended to 30 to 60 years in prison. Probation is not available for a conviction for a Class X felony Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, or Aggravated Carjacking, pursuant to 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2.

Why Hire John D. Ioakimidis for Your Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking and Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking/Aggravated Carjacking Case?

The criminal defense attorneys at John D. Ioakimidis understand the impact that a criminal conviction could have on someone's life.

The criminal defense attorneys at John D. Ioakimidis will look at the specific facts of your case and determine the best defense for your case.

Since many cases involving Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking and Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking/Aggravated Carjacking concern difficult and technical questions concerning many factors stated in the various statutes and laws, each case must be evaluated individually and each factor has to be taken into consideration when coming up with an effective plan of attack.

The criminal defense attorneys at John D. Ioakimidis have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking and Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking/Aggravated Carjacking and will use their extensive experience and skills in coming up with an effective and winning courtroom strategy to defend you in your case involving Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking and Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking/Aggravated Carjacking.

If you are being charged with Vehicular Hijacking/Carjacking in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County or Kane County give us a call.  We can help.

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