Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265, Section 21A provides punishment for the crime of Carjacking with imprisonment to the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years, or to state prison for up to 15 years. The statute does, however, provides for additional penalties depending on the circumstances, including:
- If the person is armed with a dangerous weapon, then imprisonment to the House of Corrections for not less than 1 year nor more than 2 years; or to state prison for up to 20 years;
- If the person is armed with a firearm, shotgun, rifle, etc., then imprisonment for not less than 5 years.
- That the defendant intended to steal a motor vehicle; and
- That the defendant assaulted, confined, maimed or put the alleged victim in fear for the purpose of stealing the motor vehicle.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in defending persons charged with the crime of Carjacking, as well as other Crimes of Violence, and is available 24/7 to discuss your criminal case.
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