Auto Theft Attorney
AZ Auto Theft or Theft of Means of Transportation Charges
These are serious felony charges with harsh punishments. The formal charges of Theft of Means of Transportation Charges. In simple terms it means “theft of a transportation vehicle.”
For a conviction under for Theft of Means of Transportation the prosecution needs to prove that:
- Without legal authority you knowingly;
- Controlled, converted or obtained another person means of transportation.
Under this Arizona crime, you knowingly took control of someone else’s vehicle or took control while knowing it was stolen or you failed to provide a reasonable effort to determine the true owner.
AZ Unlawful Theft of Means of Transportation Laws
A person may be found guilty of Arizona’s Auto Theft Laws A.R.S 13-1814 if they knowingly, and without authority, control another person’s means of transportation, with the intent to permanently deprive them of it.
They may also be found guilty of theft if someone authorizes then to use their vehicle for a specified term, but the person keeps the vehicle passed the authorized time frame they were allowed to use it.
A person may be found guilty of auto theft if they gain control of a person’s vehicle as a result of misrepresentation, with the intent to permanently deprive a person of their vehicle.
A person may be found guilty if as a result of an incorrect delivery, or lost vehicle, they gain control of another owner’s vehicle without taking reasonable steps to find and notify the actual owner.
A person may be found guilty of auto theft if they control of a vehicle that they know or have reason to know is stolen.
Arizona Theft of Means of Transportation Penalties
This is an Arizona victim crime and upon conviction may be sentenced to 8.75 years in prison, 12 months jail, and restitution or supervised probation. Don’t wait until sentencing to provide for your defense.
Arizona Theft of Means of Transportation Charge Attorneys
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