Car Theft Lawyer

Charged With Car Theft? We Can Help You.

Being accused of car theft can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. The consequences of a conviction can be severe, including fines, jail time, and a criminal record that can affect your future in huge ways. That’s why it’s crucial to have an experienced Colorado Springs car theft lawyer by your side.

A skilled criminal attorney can help you navigate the legal process, will aggressively protect your rights, and will build a strong defense strategy to fight the charges against you. With their expertise and experience, your defense lawyer can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

If you’ve been accused of car theft, call The Kohn Law Firm ASAP!

Understanding car theft charges

Car theft is a serious crime that involves the illegal taking of a vehicle without the owner’s permission.

Car theft, or aggravated motor vehicle theft, is always considered a felony in Colorado and can result in severe penalties, including jail time (1 – 12 years, depending upon the value of the vehicle) and fines of $1,000 – $750,000. In addition to actually stealing a car, car theft charges can also include joyriding, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and auto theft with a weapon.

It’s essential to understand the charges against you and the potential consequences of a conviction. A Colorado Springs car theft attorney can help you understand the legal process and will explain the charges you’re facing.

If you’re facing car theft charges, the prosecutor must prove that you intentionally took the vehicle without the owner’s consent. This can be challenging to prove, especially if you had permission to use the car or believed that you had the right to take it. However, the prosecutor may try to use circumstantial evidence, eyewitness testimony, or other evidence to build their case against you.

That’s why it’s crucial to have a car theft attorney by your side to protect your rights and defend your case.

Consequences (Penalties) Of A Car Theft Conviction

A car theft conviction can have severe consequences that can affect your life for years to come. The penalties for car theft can vary depending on the state and the circumstances of the crime. However, most states consider car theft a felony offense, which can result in a significant prison sentence and fines of up to thousands of dollars.

In addition to jail time and fines, a car theft conviction can also result in a criminal record that can affect your future prospects. A criminal record can make it challenging to find a job, get a loan, or even rent an apartment. It can also affect your ability to vote or own a firearm. That’s why it’s essential to have a car theft attorney by your side to fight the charges against you and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Aggravated auto theft is broken down into two degrees; First Degree Auto Theft (very serious) and Second Degree Auto Theft (less serious).

You’ll be charged with First Degree Auto Theft if you;

  • Keep the vehicle for more than half a day
  • Take the vehicle out of Colorado for more than half a day
  • Use the vehicle to commit a crime
  • Cause more than $500 in damage
  • Attempts to alter or disguise the VIN, the license plates of the vehicle itself

If the vehicle is stolen without any of the above happenings, it’s classified as Second Degree Auto Theft.

As mentioned above, First Degree Auto Theft is always a felony. Depending upon several factors including the defendant’s criminal history and the value of the vehicle. If convicted of First Degree Auto Theft you could get;

  • 1 – 12 years in prison plus $1,000 – $750,000 in fines

Second Degree Auto Theft Penalties

Almost always a felony, Second Degree Auto Theft charges can get you;

  • 1 – 3 years in prison and $1,000 – $100,000 in fines.

Benefits of hiring a car theft attorney

If you’ve been accused of car theft, hiring a car theft attorney is essential to protect your rights and defend your case. A car theft attorney has the expertise and experience to handle car theft cases and can provide you with the best possible defense. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a car theft attorney:

Knowledge of the legal system

A car theft attorney has a thorough understanding of the legal system and can help you navigate the complex legal process. They can explain the charges against you, the potential consequences of a conviction, and the defenses available to you. They can also advise you on the best course of action to take and help you make informed decisions about your case.

A car theft attorney can protect your rights throughout the legal process.

They can ensure that you’re treated fairly and that your rights are not violated. They can also prevent the prosecutor from using evidence that was obtained illegally or in violation of your rights.

Being accused of car theft is a serious matter that requires the expertise and experience of a car theft attorney. A car theft attorney can protect your rights, defend your case, and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. If you’re facing car theft charges, don’t hesitate to seek the help of a reputable car theft attorney.

Choose The Kohn Law Firm. Choose Freedom.

The Criminal defense lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm must have a deep understanding of criminal law, court procedures, and the rules of evidence. They must also possess strong communication and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to think critically and strategically. In addition, your lawyer MUST have years of experience defending similar cases in Colorado.

Finally, your defense lawyer must be able to work under pressure and remain calm and focused in high-stress situations.

Our primary goal is to protect the rights and freedoms of you, our client, and to ensure that you receive the best legal defense possible.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Work For YOU!

Criminal defense attorneys have a wide range of responsibilities, including investigating the charges against their clients, gathering evidence and witnesses, negotiating plea deals with prosecutors, and representing their clients in court. We may also advise their clients on how to navigate the criminal justice system and provide guidance on the potential consequences of various legal strategies.

Above all, we work to secure your freedom, protect your reputation and help to secure a bright future.

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