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Sen. Grace Poe files Anti-Carnapping bill with harsher penalties

Sen. Grace Poe files Anti-Carnapping bill with harsher penalties image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Grace Poe Official FB Page | posted May 15, 2015 08:02

Senator Poe files bill to revise Anti-Carnapping Act

Senator Grace Poe has filed Senate Bill 2756 or the Act Providing for a Revised Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972 making the penalty of carnapping harsher for perpetrators.

The current Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972 carries the penalty of imprisonment of ‘fourteen years and eight months and not more than seventeen years and four months, when the carnapping is committed without violence or intimidation of persons, or force upon things; and by imprisonment for not less than seventeen years and four months and not more than thirty years, when the carnapping is committed by means of violence against or intimidation of any person, or force upon things.’

Senator Poe’s revision shall mandate an imprisonment of twenty years and one day (but not more than 30 years) for non-violent carnapping incidents while the opposite carries a thirty year and one day (but not more than 40 years) prison sentence and in both cases, bail shall be denied.

In cases where death of the vehicle owner, driver, and occupant occurs the penalty is the same, life imprisonment.

This new bill also adds prison time to carnapping accomplices by raising their sentence behind bars to ‘six year up to 12 years.’