Car jacking

 

 

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265, Section 21A governs car jacking. The law states as follows:

 

 

Section 21A. "Whoever, with intent to steal a motor vehicle, assaults, confines, maims or puts any person in fear for the purpose of stealing a motor vehicle shall, whether he succeeds or fails in the perpetration of stealing the motor vehicle be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than fifteen years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one-half years and a fine of not less than one thousand nor more than fifteen thousand dollars.."

 

 

Penalty

 

 

If the car jacking occurs while armed with a dangerous weapon, then the punishment is imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or in a jail or house of correction for not less than 1 year, nor more than 2 1/2 years and a fine of not less than five nor more than $5,000 dollars. Whoever commits any offense described in this section while being armed with a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or assault weapon, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 5 years in state prison.

 

 

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At the Law Offices of Michael R. St. Louis, we are fully prepared to handle your car jacking case. As a leading Boston criminal defense law firm, we can provide you with the direction and legal counsel you need to fight your misdemeanor or felony charges. Call our Law Offices today for your initial consultation at 781-816-3950 or contact us online.

 


 

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