Carjacking in Utah
If you are charged with carjacking in Utah, you are facing very tough penalties. Utah courts have “thrown the book” at defendants in grand theft auto cases in the past. These are serious crimes that often involve some degree of violence. For instance, robbing a person of the vehicle at gun or knife point can escalate the degree of the felony you are facing and bring with it additional charges which may in some cases even include attempted murder. What are your options if you have been charged with this type of theft? The first thing you should know is that you are entitled to an attorney and should seek private counsel as soon as possible. Individuals who have been charged with high degree felonies are often not released on bail or only released under special considerations with high bail amounts. Speak with a Utah carjacking defense attorney at out office as soon as possible to get started on your case and protect your interests.
Ogden Man Sentenced to 18 years for Auto Theft
This week, a 25 year old Ogden man was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for stealing 2 vehicles at gun point in the same day. After stealing the last car, the man tried to make a getaway and crashed the vehicle and was arrested. The judge ordered an additional 5 years of probation following the man’s release.
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If you or someone you know has been charged with a serious theft crime like grand theft auto or carjacking, call and speak with a Utah criminal defense attorney at Salcido Law Firm today. We will help you through this difficult process and make sure your rights are secure and properly defended. Don’t take any chances by not hiring a private lawyer. We look forward to your call or email.