Theft of Means of Transportation Protecting Our Clients' Rights

Exploring Options After An Auto Theft Charge in Phoenix

There are many instances that can result in an auto theft charge; these can range from joy riding to using a roommate’s or family member’s car without permission to failing to register a used car after buying it. Fortunately, as skilled defense attorneys, we have access to the options available in these cases.

At Ryan Garvey Attorneys, we understand that any criminal charge is only half the story. We work to ensure that your side of the story is known. We can work with you and act as intermediaries to minimize the negative and long-term impacts a felony conviction can have. We offer a free initial consultation so that you can tell us what happened and we can let you know exactly how we can help.

Call (602) 353-7328 and speak with an attorney today. You will not speak with an intake person, but directly with an attorney at your consultation.

What Is Theft Of Transportation?

Auto theft needs to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This means it must be shown that you not only controlled someone else’s vehicle but also meant to deprive them of it or keep it. The charge can also mean that you materially misrepresented a transaction or took a vehicle that was not intended for you and intended to keep it.

A car theft charge can also arise if you are found driving a car that was reported stolen. In this instance, the prosecution must prove that you knew the car was stolen. Depending on the circumstances, an auto theft conviction can mean probation to eight years and some months in prison. There are, fortunately, often options that minimize these long-term negative impacts.

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