Atlanta Auto Theft Defense Lawyer in Atlanta
Accused of or under investigation for auto theft? This is a serious
theft crime that is classified as a felony offense in Georgia. It is important to
act quickly and involve an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer who can work
to protect your Constitutional rights.
About Motor Vehicle Theft Charges
Theft may be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value
of property involved as well as other factors, such as the defendant's
criminal record, whether a weapon was used, and the manner in which the
crime was committed (by force, threats or without the victim's knowledge).
Auto theft is generally a felony due to the fact that the vehicle will
be worth at least $500. Stolen property valued at $500 or more will classify
the offense as grand theft.
A defendant may face serious criminal penalties for a motor vehicle theft
conviction in Atlanta, particularly if he or she took the vehicle by force
and against the victim's will. In this situation, auto theft would
be classified as a form of
robbery: carjacking. Kidnapping may even be related to auto theft charges in some
situations if there was a passenger in the vehicle at the time it was taken.
Criminal Attorney for Auto Theft Charges in Atlanta, GA
At the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally, we are dedicated to our clients.
We understand that facing criminal charges or an investigation by Atlanta
law enforcement may place you in a difficult situation here you may face
imprisonment and other harsh penalties. Our goal is to provide you with
the criminal defense representation you need in the face of your auto
theft charges to offer you the best opportunity of avoiding a conviction
and these penalties.