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San Diego Auto Theft Lawyer

San Diego Auto Theft Lawyer & Grand Theft Auto Attorney Help

An experienced San Diego auto theft lawyer can help defend you for your grand theft auto charges. A grand theft auto is a form of grand theft that deals with the stealing of a car. The charges of grand theft auto depend on your intentions. You will be charged with California penal code 487d1 PC if your intention was to keep the motor vehicle you stole permanently.
However, if your intention was to take the vehicle on a “joy ride” you will be charged with vehicle code 10851 VC. Each of these crimes can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on your prior and other circumstances. The fines and penalties can range from $5000 fine and/or up to 3 years in prison.

 Carjacking (Penal Code 215 PC)

A San Diego auto theft lawyer also represent those charged with carjacking.  Penal Code 215 provides that carjacking is the felonious taking of a vehicle in the possession of another, from his or her person or immediate presence, or from the person or immediate presence of a passenger of the vehicle, against his or her will and with the intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person in possession of the vehicle of his or her possession, accomplished by means of force or fear.  Carjacking is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for three, five, or nine years.

San Diego Auto Theft & Grand Theft Auto Defense Strategies

An experienced San Diego grand theft auto attorney or can use defense strategies such as:

  • You are being wrongfully accused
  • The owner of the car gave you permission to use it
  • You were not read your rights properly during the arrest
  • File motions to suppress evidence

Contact A San Diego Auto Theft Lawyer Today For Consultation Now!

If you or someone you know has been charged with auto theft or related offense, contact us today to be connected with legal professionals experienced in the defense of auto theft offenses. Do you have questions or do you want to make an appointmentCall us at 619-493-1207 or use our contact form to speak with an experienced San Diego auto theft lawyer or grand theft attorney.

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San Diego Criminal Defense Pros
San Diego County, CA
Phone: 619-493-1207