Aggressive Defense Against Illinois Carjacking Charges
Instances of alleged carjacking have increased in recent years in Chicago and the surrounding areas. If you are being investigated or charged with vehicular hijacking anywhere in Illinois, you can be sure that the police and prosecutors will pursue the charges aggressively. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible to begin building an aggressive defense.
For a free and confidential consultation, please call or text Wolf Criminal Law at 312-881-9899 or complete our contact form. Our office is in downtown Chicago, and we represent clients throughout Illinois, including Cook, Will, Kane and DuPage counties.
Carjacking: Vehicular Hijacking And Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking
Carjacking in Illinois is called vehicular hijacking in the criminal code. Vehicular hijacking occurs when someone knowingly takes a motor vehicle away from a person through the use of force or by threatening to use force. Stealing a car in and of itself when there is no threat to an individual is not considered to be hijacking. When a dangerous weapon, like a gun, is used in the commission of a vehicular hijacking, the offense can be charged as aggravated vehicular hijacking. Anytime a gun is used in the commission of a crime, additional (“aggravated”) charges can add to the severity of the potential consequences.
Sophisticated Defense Strategies
Every case has its own distinct set of facts. At Wolf Criminal Law, we analyze the facts of each case to develop a theory of defense designed to protect our client’s rights and freedom. In some carjacking cases, there are questions of mistaken identity, false eyewitness testimony, police misconduct, unlawful search and seizure, and more. Before you simply plead guilty, talk to us. We have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate these cases and develop viable defense strategies.