Knoxville Carjacking Lawyer
Experienced Defense For Clients Charged With Carjacking in Knox County
Every case will involve an intensive investigation to identify the holes in the case against you. The police make mistakes every day. Labs can need more efficient procedures. The chain of custody of evidence could have needed to be fixed. Your rights may have been violated in some aspect of the case.
If you are accused of carjacking, your legal situation is extremely dangerous. A conviction will mean up to 30 years in state prison and a life that is no longer yours.
Are you looking for a Knoxville carjacking lawyer with a winning trial record? Call Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law today at (865) 896-9779 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our carjacking attorney in Knoxville!
What is Carjacking?
Carjacking is a type of robbery in which a perpetrator forcibly takes a vehicle from its driver by means of violence, intimidation, or threat of force. The term "carjacking" combines the words "car" and "hijacking," and it has become increasingly common in recent years.
Incidents can be quick and violent, with the perpetrator using weapons such as firearms or knives to intimidate the driver and take control of the vehicle. Victims may also be threatened with physical violence, such as being beaten or assaulted, to comply with the carjacker's demands.
Carjacking is a serious crime and can lead to severe injury or even death for the victim. Law enforcement agencies often treat carjacking as a high-priority crime and work to prevent it through public awareness campaigns and increased patrols in high-risk areas.
What are the Penalties for Carjacking in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, carjacking is considered a Class B felony, a serious offense. The penalties for carjacking in Tennessee can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the crime but generally include:
- Imprisonment: The sentence for a Class B felony in Tennessee can range from 8 to 30 years. If the carjacking involved a deadly weapon, the minimum sentence is 15 years.
- Fines: Carjacking convictions can also result in substantial fines, up to $25,000 in some cases.
- Restitution: The court may also order the carjacker to pay restitution to the victim for any damages or losses incurred during the crime.
Additionally, if the carjacker causes serious bodily injury or death during the commission of the crime, they may face enhanced penalties, including longer prison sentences or even the death penalty.
Contact Our Knoxville Carjacking Attorney Today
The firm has the top rating, 10/10 Superb from Avvo, and is BV Distinguished® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. The founder, Mr. Kurtz, is Lead Counsel Rated, which means he is called upon by other firms to serve as lead defense counsel - but you can contact him directly for representation.
He has over 24 years in practice and is admitted to both state and federal court. You can trust that he will do everything possible to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction. He wants to hear your side of the story at once.
When you need a Knoxville defense lawyer to defend you against carjacking charges, you can expect that he will be on your side, unconditionally.
Contact Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, today to schedule a FREE consultation with our carjacking lawyer in Knoxville!
From consultation to "case dismissed", Mr Kurtz was the epitome of professionalism and respect. Thank you.- Scott P.
He was always willing to take a call when we had any questions or concerns and he was always very professional and knowledgeable about our case and kept us updated.- Donna K.
He listened to our legal issues without judgment and offered me hope without 'fluff'. He is straightforward and very knowledgeable. When I had questions he responded quickly. Not only did I like the way he ran his business, but we also got great results!- Brandi R.
Very sweet and professional and I highly recommend him. His secretary is super kind as well. Good results. And amazing representation.- M.E.
Just recently had the pleasure of having Mr. Kurtz work on my rather tricky case. It was resolved with minimum issues or setbacks to my personal life and I could not be more grateful for this gentleman.- Seth J.
I am grateful for his dedication, determination, and perseverance. I always felt that he was accessible and never judgemental or dismissive.- Maripat R.
Would recommend him to anyone having legal issues in Knoxville- Shane C.
He handled my legal matter quickly, professionally, and to a totally successful conclusion. Additionally, he demonstrated superb listening skills, answering each of my questions directly, and with exacting attention to the details of my case.- Mike F.