About auto theft charges
Auto theft charges, also referred to as "Theft of Means of Transportation," are considered a class 3 felony in Arizona.
Convicting a person of auto theft charges
In order for you to be convicted of auto theft, the prosecution must prove:
- That you knowingly took a vehicle without permission or legal authority
- That you controlled, converted, or obtained another person's vehicle knowing that the vehicle you were taking belonged to someone else
- That you controlled, converted, or obtained a vehicle that you knew was stolen
Penalties resulting from auto theft charges
If you are convicted of auto theft, you could face the following:
- Jail time
- Supervised probation
Being charged of an auto theft crime is a serious matter. Contact us today to order your copy of our free book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.
If you have been accused of an auto theft crime, contact one of our experienced Arizona criminal lawyers at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).