Memphis, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: Can you get probation for carjacking or most of your time be on papers

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Bernard Crane
Bernard Crane
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: Many states, if not most, have mandatory minimum sentences for carjacking. IF you are in a state where there is no mandatory minimum sentence for carjacking (or robbery by force and violence, or kidnapping if the victim was transported in the car even a short distance, or any other related chrge they may hit you with), and IF there was no weapon involved, it might be theoretically possible for you to get probation on a carjacking, However, I wold be very surprised (shocked, actually) if any judge would give a straight probation sentence on a carjacking charge.

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