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The DC Code: § 22-2803 Carjacking.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
(1) A person commits the offense of carjacking if, by any means, that person knowingly or recklessly by force or violence, whether against resistance or by sudden or stealthy seizure or snatching, or by putting in fear, or attempts to do so, shall take from another person immediate actual possession of a person's motor vehicle.
2
A person convicted of carjacking shall be fined not more than $5,000 and be imprisoned for a mandatory-minimum term of not less than 7 years and a maximum term of not more than 21 years, or both.
b
(1) A person commits the offense of armed carjacking if that person, while armed with or having readily available any pistol or other firearm (or imitation thereof) or other dangerous or deadly weapon (including a sawed-off shotgun, shotgun, machine gun, rifle, dirk, bowie knife, butcher knife, switch-blade knife, razor, blackjack, billy, or metallic or other false knuckles), commits or attempts to commit the offense of carjacking.
2
A person convicted of armed carjacking shall be fined not more than $10,000 and be imprisoned for a mandatory-minimum term of not less than 15 years and a maximum term of not more than 40 years, or both. However, the court may impose a prison sentence in excess of 30 years only in accordance with § 24- 403.01(b-2). For purposes of imprisonment following revocation of release authorized by § 24-403.01(b)(7), armed carjacking is a Class A felony.
c
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person convicted of carjacking shall not be released from prison prior to the expiration of 7 years from the date of the commencement of the sentence, and a person convicted of armed carjacking shall not be released from prison prior to the expiration of 15 years from the date of the commencement of the sentence.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-2903. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-302, in subsec. (b)(2), inserted the last two sentences. D.C. Law 13-313, in subsec. (b)(2), substituted "40 years" for "45 years". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(f) of Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-2, February 2, 2001, 48 DCR 2239). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(f) of Sentencing Reform Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-51, May 2, 2001, 48 DCR 4370). Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-302, see notes following § 22-722. Law 13-313, the "Technical Amendment Act of 2000", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-879, which was referred to the Committee on the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 5, 2000, and December 19, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 19, 2001, it was assigned Act No. 13-574 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-313 became effective on June 19, 2001. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 4(f) of the Sentencing Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-410, August 11, 2000, 47 DCR 7271). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(f) of the Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 13-462, November 7, 2000, 47 DCR 9443). Legislative History of Laws Law 9-270, the "Carjacking Prevention Temporary Amendment Act of 1992," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-629. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 6, 1992, and November 4, 1992, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on November 25, 1992, it was assigned Act No. 9-328 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 9-270 became effective on May 8, 1993. Law 10-26, the "Carjacking Prevention Amendment Act of 1993," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-16, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 7, 1993, and May 4, 1993, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 19, 1993, it was assigned Act No. 10-28 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-26 became effective on October 2, 1993. DC CODE § 22-2803 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 854, § 811a, as added May 8, 1993, D.C. Law 9-270, § 2, 39 DCR 9223; Oct. 2, 1993, D.C. Law 10-26, § 2, 40 DCR 3416; June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-302, § 4(f), 47 DCR 7249; June 19, 2001, D.C. Law 13-313, § 21(a), 48 DCR 1873.)