What is Carjacking in Florida?

In Florida, Carjacking is a first degree felony. If addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can be sentenced to 30 years in state prison. If you carry a firearm or other weapon during the carjacking, you can be sentenced to life in prison.

To prove the crime of Carjacking, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The Defendant took a motor vehicle from the person or custody of the victim.

  2. Force, violence, assault, or putting in fear was used in the course of the taking.

  3. The taking was with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the victim of his/her right to the motor vehicle or any benefit from it, or appropriate the motor vehicle of the victim to his/her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to it.

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