Jersey Shore, PA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania

Q: I am being charged w/ unlawful use of a motor vehicle by my ex-husband. What would be the amount of the fine if guilty ?

I was given permission to use his vehicle & he then changed his mind only because he did not believe I was going where I told him. I was then sent messages threatening to turn me in for stealing his car. I had the car for 50 hrs to go away with family for a weekend. I was even allowed to use his car after this incident to go to work. I was just wondering what the cost of the fine may be if found guilty of the charges ??

1 Lawyer Answer
Steven Pacillio
Steven Pacillio
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: "Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles" is found at 75 Pa.C.S. § 3928.

It is a misdemeanor of the second degree in PA which means you face a statutory maximum of 2 years of incarceration and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Anytime you are facing criminal charges is it important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to review your case. An experienced attorney can assist you in getting the best result and possibly avoiding jail.

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