Carjacking – NJSA 2C:15-2

Carjacking – NJSA 2C:15-2

A person is guilty of carjacking if in the course of committing an unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, or in an attempt to commit an unlawful taking of a motor vehicle he:

Inflicts bodily injury or uses force upon an occupant or person in possession or control of a motor vehicle;

Threatens an occupant or person in control with, or purposely or knowingly puts an occupant or person in control of the motor vehicle in fear of, immediate bodily injury;

Commits or threatens immediately to commit any crime of the first or second degree; or

Operates or causes said vehicle to be operated with the person who was in possession or control or was an occupant of the motor vehicle at the time of the taking remaining in the vehicle.

An act shall be deemed to be “in the course of committing an unlawful taking of a motor vehicle” if it occurs during an attempt to commit the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle or during an immediate flight after the attempt or commission.

Carjacking is a crime of the first degree and upon conviction thereof a person may be sentenced to an ordinary term of imprisonment between 10 and 30 years.  A person convicted of carjacking shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment and that term of imprisonment shall include the imposition of a minimum term of at least five years during which the defendant shall be ineligible for parole.

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