There's no hard and fast answer here, but state prison time -- and a decent amount of it at that -- is probably likely unless the facts are a lot less serious than the charges. Just some general observations: first degree
Robbery carries a state prison sentence from 3 to 9 years. Second degree
Robbery has a penalty of 2 to 5 years. Carjacking is a form of robbery that also carries a state prison sentence of 3 to 9 years. This is just the information from the statute and takes no priors into account. There are enhancement possibilities as well.
Robbery and Carjacking are ‘Strikes” in California and would fall under the Three Strikes
Law. A convicted felon with a strike prior would be facing a doubled prison sentence. If a gun
was used during the robbery 10 more years could be added to the sentence. If the gun is fired during the course of a robbery 20 more years can be added.
If you know somebody in this situation, he is likely in serious trouble. You should advise him not to discuss the facts of his case with anyone other than an attorney, which he should get as soon as possible.
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