Denison, TX asked in Uncategorized for Texas

Q: I stole my grandmas car for like 6 hours and shes pressing charges on me. what will happen when i go to court

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The most likely charge is Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle which is a State Jail Felony punishable by 6 months to 2 years in State Jail and a fine up to $10,000.

If the car is valuable, it could be charged as Felony Theft punishable by 2 to 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine up to $10,000.

For the Unauthorized Use charge, the prosecution only needs to prove that you did not have the CONSENT of your grandmother but for Felony Theft they must prove you had an intent to deprive her of the property.

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