Have you recently been accused of an Arizona auto theft crime? If so, there are certain things that you should know about the auto theft charges you face.

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
  • Restitution

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).

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