Prosecuting Carjacking Cases in Juvenile Court




On-Demand Webinar: Prosecuting Carjacking Cases in Juvenile Court
90-minute presentation
CLE: 1.50 Credit Hours

You do not need to be an NDAA member to register for this course. Please create a non-member NDAA account while registering for the course.

What is the difference between possession of a stolen motor vehicle and carjacking?  How does a juvenile court prosecutor prove knowledge of unlawful possession of a car?  How can juvenile court prosecutors prove carjacking if their only witness is the victim and the offender was masked?  What is the best way to obtain cell phone records from the suspect’s phone?  Is there evidence that can be used in court from the computer located inside of the victim’s car?

Carjackings have been increasing and there is data to suggest that juvenile offenders are a large part of the rise. Please join us learn answers to common questions about prosecuting carjacking cases in juvenile court and how to overcome challenges in prosecuting these crimes.

Estimated time for course completion: approx. 1.5 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish elements of carjacking vs. possession of a stolen vehicle.
  • Learn about what evidence to look for and how to properly admit it.
  • Understand key terms and case law regarding carjacking prosecutions.

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Completion Rules

Completion of all slides of the content module along with completing the evaluation survey earns the learner a certificate of completion and possible continuing legal education credit as well. Please check the CLE tab to see if your state has approved this course for CLE credit. 


Attendees should check the CLE tab for updates on which jurisdictions have approved the course for CLE credit. State bars vary with some states requiring the CLE Sponsor to report the credit and some allowing participants to report the credit themselves. When you have completed the course, please email Project Coordinator Justin Demsey with your name and bar number and he will advise you the best way to submit the course for credit with your bar.

You do not need to be an NDAA member to register for this course.  Please create a non-member account on our site and then register for the course.

This project is supported by Grant #2019-MU-MU-K002 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.

Robert Kline

Assistant State's Attorney

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Robert is a Deputy Supervisor in the Juvenile Division with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He has been with the office since 2007. Aside from supervising juvenile courtrooms, Robert on-boards new attorneys to the division and maintains a bi-monthly CLE training schedule for the division. Robert is a member of the 2022 cohort of the Civic Leadership Academy at the University of Chicago, which brings together leaders from the civil and non-profit sectors from the City of Chicago. In addition to his work with Cook County, Robert is also a faculty member for the Illinois Juvenile Prosecutors’ Institute and the National District Attorney’s Association. 

2024 Course Approved CLE States: Prosecuting Carjacking Cases in Juvenile Court

For any questions or the course activity number, please contact Project Coordinator, Justin Demsey

Delaware – Approved for 1.5 Hour of CLE

Georgia – Approved for 1.5 Hour of CLE

Vermont – Approved for 1.5 Hour of CLE

Nevada - Approved for 1.5 Hour of CLE

Pennsylvania - Approved for 1.5 Hour of CLE

Kansas - Pending State Approval

Illinois - Pending State Approval

Tennessee - Pending State Approval

Texas - Pending State Approval


7 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/7 points to pass
7 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/7 points to pass
Prosecuting Carjacking Cases in Juvenile Court Webinar
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Open to view video.
7 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  4/7 points to pass
7 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  4/7 points to pass
Continuing Legal Education Certificate
1.50 credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 credits  |  Certificate available
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