RI Motor Vehicle Theft Lawyer

rhode island motor vehicle theft attorney

In the state of Rhode Island, it is a felony to be in possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Auto theft is a serious crime with heavy consequences. If you've been charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle you risk facing up to 10 years of imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollar fine.

§ 31-9-2 Possession of stolen vehicle or parts. – (a) Any person who... has in his or her possession any vehicle which that person knows or has reason to believe has been stolen or unlawfully taken, and who is not an officer of the law engaged at the time in the performance of his duty as an officer of the law, is guilty of a felony.

Having an experienced RI Criminal Defense Attorney on your side could make a significant difference in the overall success of your case. If you are charged with this crime, contact the office of Attorney Chad F. Bank. He is experienced in this area of the law and has successfully represented clients facing this charge.

Motor vehicle theft may be punishable by imprisonment. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney may mean the difference between prison and probation. Auto theft can stay on your permanent record forever and affect your reputation for the rest of your life. Don’t give up your freedom or place your reputation at risk because of a false accusation of motor vehicle theft.

What is Motor Vehicle Theft?

In the court system, auto theft is often referred to as “grand theft auto”. It is a particularly troublesome type of theft, which generally has harsher punishments than standard, comparable petty theft crimes.

Grand theft, on the other hand, occurs when property is stolen that is worth more than the limit for petty theft. Typically the market value for the property at the time it is stolen is used to determine that property's value for purposes of petty or theft charges.

If you have been charged with motor vehicle theft, come in for a consultation with Chad F. Bank. He knows your rights and the policies of the Rhode Island law enforcement system. Selecting the correct defense attorney is an important decision. Give Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Theft Attorney Chad Bank a call today at (401) 229-5088 to schedule your free consultation.