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Arrested for Carjacking in Ventura?

Get the Professional Legal Defense You Need

Even if a car is returned after it has been stolen from the rightful owner against their will, it can still be charged as carjacking. A conviction can put you behind bars for many years, effectively ruining your life, which means you need someone on your side that can contest your charges. If you have been charged with carjacking, look no further than our accomplished Ventura criminal defense attorney to fight on your behalf.

At theLaw Office of Christopher P. Welch, we pride ourselves on how we take care of our clients who come to us under duress. We take the time to understand our clients' cases and put together a criminal defense that is tailored to their needs. We have more than 10 years of experience on our side, which means that we are not surprised by anyone's legal situation. Attorney Christopher P. Welch has a Superb rating from Avvo and is unafraid of taking on misdemeanor or felony charges because he knows what it takes to win.

Carjacking Laws in California

Carjacking involves the taking of an automobile while the owner is present, either inside the vehicle or near it. This is a felony charge that can carry up to nine years in prison.

  • The prosecution must prove the following to get a conviction:
  • You obtained a vehicle not your own
  • The rightful owner was in the vicinity
  • You obtained the vehicle without permission and against the owner's wishes
  • You obtained the vehicle by use of force or intimidation
  • You did the above to intentionally deprive the owner for some amount of time

Your sentence can be enhanced if you used a firearm during the carjacking, you intentionally discharged the weapon, or the weapon injured or killed another person, resulting in an additional 10, 20, or 25 years in prison, respectively.

Work With Our Ventura Criminal Defense Attorney

When you choose to work with the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, you will have access to our talented legal team who can fight passionately against your charges. If you were actually given permission to use the vehicle or did not use force or threats to obtain it, you cannot be charged with carjacking.

Get in touch with our firm right away or fill out an online form to get started! 

Our Verdicts Speak for Themselves

See Our Winning Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Assault With a Deadly Weapon
  • Case Dismissed Attempted Rape
  • Case Dismissed Battery & Assault Charge
  • Case Dismissed Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury
  • Case Dismissed Carjacking by Gunpoint
  • Case Dismissed Carjacking With Life in Prison

The Stories That Matter

See What Our Previous Clients Have to Say
  • “Best Attorney You Could Ask For!”
    “Being there when you need him most, hand in hand. He walks you out of the living hell that had you bound. My Guardian Angel.”
    - Gilbert R.
  • “He Obtained Impossible Results!”
    “Mr. Welch communicated with us every step of the way, making us feel comfortable in his capable hands going through the worst situations our family has faced. We are forever grateful for his help, and can not recommend him enough.”
    - Lynette D.
  • “He Achieved Excellent Results for Me!”
    “He represented us in a difficult legal matter with excellent results. Always available for questions and responds right away. We have a great trust in him which is what one needs in legal matters. Reasonable fees too!”
    - Anthony M.
  • “Well Skilled Attorney!”
    “We were more than pleased with the outcome he provided. My brother was facing a lot of years and Welch managed to get the impossible done. My brother got released on probation. Definitely recommend him.”
    - Stephany P.
  • “The Best Choice!”
    “As an Attorney, he went above and beyond the call of duty to meet my legal needs. I recommend Mr. Welch for any legal counsel 100%. Chris will always reply to your messages or any questions right away and is very courteous and personable!”
    - Janet O.
  • “Cleared My Name”
    “Mr. Welch took care of all my worries and concerns while clearing my name through all the false accusations. I was more than happy with the outcome we were awarded”
    - James D.
  • “Above and Beyond”
    “We are absolutely impressed and satisfied with the effort Chris put in to help us with our case. He literally went above and beyond more then any other public defender that we have ran into.”
    - Jenny T.
  • “Reasonably Priced, Prompt, and Available to Answer My Questions”
    “Chris represented me on a matter I was dealing with to my complete satisfaction. He was reasonably priced, prompt, and available to answer my questions. Most of all, my worry level went from 'elevated' to 'calm' during a 40-minute first consultation that I”
    - Lisa L.

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