Atlanta Auto Theft Defense Lawyer
About Motor Vehicle Theft Charges
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.
What are the Penalties for Auto Theft?
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.