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Charged With Auto Theft?

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Automobiles are one of the most commonly stolen items despite the significant anti-theft technology equipped on modern vehicles. Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle is defined in NRS 205.228 as when someone “intentionally steals, takes and carries away, drives away, or otherwise removes a motor vehicle owned by another person.”

If you find yourself facing auto theft charges, it is vital that you seek out and retain legal representation as soon as possible. The skilled Reno criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover has the skills and experience you need to fight back against your charges and protect your rights. Attorney Kenneth A. Stover holds numerous professional distinctions, including an AV Preeminent® 5.0 Client Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® in addition to a long record of successful cases.

Call the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover at (775) 502-1575 and secure the advocacy you need to help fight your accusations.

Defenses and Penalties for Auto Theft

While every auto theft case is different, there are a few common legal defenses which may be applicable to your case. For example, if the car in question can be proven to actually belong to you, then no actual theft occurred and therefore there is no crime.

Penalties for auto theft of a vehicle worth more than $3,500 in Nevada can include:

  • A state prison sentence between one and ten years
  • A maximum fine of $10,000
  • Victim restitution
  • A permanent criminal record

The exact nature of your penalties will vary on a number of factors, primarily the value of the vehicle stolen. Any previous criminal history and the presence of any aggravating or mitigating factors can also contribute to your final sentence. Proven counsel can help you seek a reduction of your charges or, if possible, a complete dismissal or acquittal. Reach out to our Reno theft crime attorney to find out what your legal options are.

Are you facing auto theft charges in Nevada? Don’t delay. Contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover online today for a free consultation for your case.