Maple Shade, NJ asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey

Q: What is penalty for joyriding

Took Mom car no permission got in accident can I go to jail new Jersey

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes if the car was or is reported stolen. If you have been contacted by the police immediately hire a lawyer.

Mr. Kenneth Albert Vercammen Esq.
Mr. Kenneth Albert Vercammen Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Edison, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: 2C:20-10 Unlawful Taking of Means of Conveyance Joyriding

a. A person commits a disorderly persons offense if, with purpose to withhold temporarily from the owner, he takes, operates, or exercises control over any means of conveyance, other than a motor vehicle, without consent of the owner or other person authorized to give consent. "Means of conveyance" includes but is not limited to motor vehicles, bicycles, motorized bicycles, boats, horses, vessels, surfboards, rafts, skimobiles, airplanes, trains, trams and trailers. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under subsections a., b. and c. of this section that the actor reasonably believed that the owner or any other person authorized to give consent would have consented to the operation had he known of it.

b. A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if, with purpose to withhold temporarily from the owner, he takes, operates or exercises control over a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner or other person authorized to give consent.

c. A person commits a crime of the third degree if, with purpose to withhold temporarily from the owner, he takes, operates or exercises control over a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner or other person authorized to give consent and operates the motor vehicle in a manner that creates a risk of injury to any person or a risk of damage to property.

d. A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if he enters and rides in a motor vehicle knowing that the motor vehicle has been taken or is being operated without the consent of the owner or other person authorized to consent.

Disorderly person criminal offenses- ex Simple Assault, shoplifting & cases in Municipal Court

Jail 2C: 43- 8 jail 6 month maximum

probation 1-2 year max

community service 180 days maximum

Disorderly- fines: $1,000 Fine maximum under 2C: 43- 3

plus mandatory costs, VCCO and other penalties

There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases, including DNA testing. There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.

Indictable Crime Penalties [Felony type] [ Superior Court]

Jail potential Fine max Probation

1st degree 10- 20 years $200,000 [presumption of jail]

2nd degree 5-10 years $150,000 [presumption of jail]

3rd degree 3- 5 years $15,000 1 year- 5 year

4th degree 0- 18 months $10,000 1 year- 5 year

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Milltown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Depends what degree the charge is. If a disorderly person then you're facing max 6 mos. county if it's second degree then bet. 5-10 yrs state prison.

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