If you are facing carjacking charges in New Hampshire, you’ll want to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side.
In New Hampshire, police and prosecutors go after those who illegally take someone else’s property. If it’s a vehicle, you’ll probably get slammed with a carjacking charge, which falls under a general theft category.
And you are likely facing major jail time, depending on what happened.
The first and most important thing you should do after being arrested by a police officer is to call criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Anzalone Law Firm is dedicated to helping people charged with crimes in New Hampshire get the best possible outcome when their case goes to court.What is Considered Carjacking?
Carjacking is more serious than just taking someone’s car without their knowledge and returning it later. Carjacking occurs when you take, or attempt to take, a vehicle from someone by using force and possibly a weapon. In other words, you illegally take someone’s vehicle from them and use a gun or knife or some other threat in the process of getting their keys.
An example of carjacking happened earlier this year in Claremont, New Hampshire, where local news outlets report that a 46-year-old man was going to this car in the Wal-Mart parking lot after getting off work and was approached by a man who forced his keys from him. The man, fortunately, wasn’t injured, but the suspect drove away in his vehicle, which was found by police some distance away. Police used surveillance cameras in the parking lot and from the store to help identify the suspect, who now faces multiple charges. Had the victim been injured, prosecutors would have leveled even more charges at him.
This is how carjacking happens.What Should You do if Arrested?
First, your criminal defense lawyer will advise you to never speak to police alone. If Michael Anzalone is representing you, he will want to be by your side when you give your side of the story to law enforcement officers. He will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t say.
The reason for this is because Michael Anzlaone wants to prepare the best possible case as you go before a judge and jury. He knows prosecutors take harsh stances on people suspected of carjacking and he will go the extra mile to make sure your get the best possible outcome that will allow you to get your life heading in the right direction.
The judge will consider the circumstances in your case when deciding on a penalty for you. If you have had previous skirmishes with law enforcement or have an extensive criminal background, This may reflect on the outcome of your case.
If you are charged with a crime, make the best of your situation by calling The Anzalone Law Firm, where Michael Anzalone and his associates will make your case a priority.
You can call criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone at 603.548.3797 today for a free consultation. We are here for our clients 24/7.