Phoenix Auto Theft Lawyer

Arizona classifies stealing a means of transportation as a Class 3 Felony. Defendants can be convicted of auto theft for any of the following:

  • Controlling another person’s means of transportation with the intent to permanently deprive the person of it.
  • Controlling another person’s means of transportation, knowing or having reason to know that that it is stolen property.
  • Coming into control of another person’s means of transportation that is lost or misdelivered without making reasonable inquiry into the true owner of the transportation or reasonable efforts to notify the true owner.
  • Obtaining another person’s means of transportation by means of material misrepresentation with intent to permanently deprive the person of it.
  • Using another person’s means of transportation for longer than permitted to.

In Arizona, auto theft is punishable by a wide range of penalties. Possible punishments include fines, restitution, jail time and even prison time. A Mesa auto theft attorney can help minimize the punishment for defendants charged with this crime.

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