Grand Theft Auto Defense
Serious Criminal Charges Require Serious Representation
Auto theft is a very serious crime in Michigan. Whether you have been accused of stealing a truck or merely taking a car for a joy ride, you need a criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and skill to pursue a court victory or a case dismissal.
At David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, our lawyers are qualified to defend against auto theft charges in Kalamazoo and the surrounding counties of southwestern Michigan. David Moore, our firm’s founder, was a criminal prosecutor for more than three years, so he fully understands how the opposition builds cases and how to combat their strategies. Contact our office day or night if you have been arrested in connection with any type of theft.
Unlawfully Driving Away Of An Automobile (UDAA)
Intentionally driving away in someone else’s vehicle without permission is a felony offense, punishable by up to five years in state prison. Likewise, aiding another person in stealing a motor vehicle is also a felony and carries the same penalties.
If you borrow the vehicle without permission (taking your uncle’s car for a joy ride, for instance), you can still face criminal penalties. According to Michigan Penal Code 750.414, use of a motor vehicle without authorization carries up to two years of jail time and fines up to $1,500.
Buying, Receiving Or Concealing Stolen Cars
If you buy, possess, receive or conceal an automobile that you know was stolen, or if you aid someone else in concealing a stolen vehicle, you may be convicted of a felony. This crime carries up to five years of prison time and either $10,000 in fines or three times the amount that the vehicle is worth, depending on which amount is greater.
Charged With UDAA, Unlawfully Driving Away An Automobile Or Another Auto Theft Crime? Contact Us.
As your criminal defense team, we will push for a complete dismissal or a courtroom victory. If this is your first UDAA charge, we can also fight for a reduced sentence, depending on your best interests. No matter the evidence against you, do not give up. Instead, call our Portage office at 269-216-4573 (toll-free) to arrange a free, confidential consultation. You can also contact us online and we will respond promptly.