Unlawfully Driving Away of an Automobile – Car Theft
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UDAA – unlawfully driving away of an automobile. To prove this charge, which isn’t considered a car theft crime, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person took possession of a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission. It doesn’t matter whether the person intended to permanently keep the vehicle. The prosecutor must also prove that the person had the specific intent to commit the offense, meaning it wasn’t a mistake. UDAA is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.
Though not categorized as car theft, this is a very serious offense. You need an attorney who has had success with cases like yours, and will work with you to understand and help you to achieve your outcome goals.
Assisting another to unlawfully possess the vehicle is unlawful too, as long as there’s a specific intent to do so. Mistake is a common and effective defense to this offense. Lessor offenses include the misdemeanor offenses of joyriding and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
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While we can certainly help with your UDAA case, our attorneys also have significant experience with all types of theft cases. If you’re facing a charge, or if you’re fighting a conviction, we can help you.
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