Is Carjacking the Same As Robbery?
Carjacking is a specific variety of robbery. It is unlawful for a person to take unauthorized control of a vehicle in the possession of another, by force or threat thereof. Its a serous crime with serious consequences. Those convicted often due substantial time. The carjacking statute defines the crime as:
Taking “unauthorized possession or control of a motor vehicle from another individual who actually possesses the motor vehicle, by force or violence, or
by putting that individual in fear through intimidation or threat of force or violence.”
Source 3-405. of the Criminal Law Article.
Experienced Baltimore criminal defense lawyers Attorney Eric T. Kirk have seen that the carjack is a serious crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.