Q: Does the state have to prove I didn't have concent to use the vehicle
Husband used mothers truck with keys in it to go to the store and mother called police. Husband went to jail and is facing unauthorized use of motor vehicle.
A: Yes, the State must prove that the driver did not have the effective consent from the owner of the vehicle.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
A: Yes, Lack of consent is an element of the offense, but the phone call to police is a pretty good indicator. Talk with your lawyer. Good luck.
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