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Washington Taking a Motor Vehicle without Permission Charges and Penalties
What is Taking a Motor Vehicle without Permission?
Taking a motor vehicle without permission is separated into two degrees.
A person is guilty of taking a motor vehicle without permission in the first degree if he or she, without the permission of the owner of the vehicle, intentionally takes or drives away a motor vehicle, whether propelled by steam, electricity, or internal combustion engine, that is the property of another, and he or she:
1. Alters the motor vehicle for the purpose of changing its appearance or primary identification, including obscuring, removing, or changing the manufacturer’s serial number or the vehicle identification number plates;
2. Removes, or participates in the removal of, parts from the motor vehicle with the intent to sell the parts;
3. Exports, or attempts to export, the motor vehicle across state lines or out of the United States for profit;
4. Intends to sell the motor vehicle; or
5. Is engaged in a conspiracy and the central object of the conspiratorial agreement is the theft of motor vehicles for sale to others for profit or is engaged in a conspiracy and has solicited a juvenile to participate in the theft of a motor vehicle.
A person is guilty of taking a motor vehicle without permission in the second degree if he or she, without the permission of the owner of the motor vehicle, intentionally takes or drives away any motor vehicle, whether propelled by steam, electricity, or internal combustion engine, or a person voluntarily rides in or upon the motor vehicle with knowledge of the fact that the motor vehicle was unlawfully taken.
What is the Punishment?
Taking a motor vehicle without permission in the first degree is a class B felony.
Taking a motor vehicle without permission in the second degree is a class C felony.
A class B felony is punishable by imprisonment for ten years, a fine of $20,000.00, or both.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for five years, a fine of $10,000.00, or both.
As the sentence can range so widely, it is important to have an attorney who will advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a taking a motor vehicle without permission charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Taking a Motor Vehicle without Permission, and how can Weber Law help you?
If you have been accused of taking a motor vehicle without permission, whether first degree or second degree, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of taking a motor vehicle without permission which includes thinking you had permission. Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage (if available), eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of taking a motor vehicle without permission on your record could potentially hurt future job offers, especially in the vehicle industry, and will remain on your record for the rest of your life. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney. The court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience to defend you. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of taking a motor vehicle without permission in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST 9a.56.070, Taking motor vehicle without permission in the first degree.
WA ST 9a.56.070, Taking motor vehicle without permission in the second degree.
WA ST 9a.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after.
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