Van Nuys Grand Theft Auto Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Southern California
If you or someone you know has been accused of grand theft auto, Van Nuys criminal defense attorney Jonathan C. Rosen can help. He offers a free case evaluation to discuss your charges, and he represents clients throughout all of Southern California. The effects of an auto theft conviction are far reaching. A defendant may not only face imprisonment but will also face a damaged reputation, difficulty getting employment in the future and stress on personal and professional relationships.
Grand theft is defined as the theft of property valued at more than $400. For auto theft to be classified as “grand theft auto” the value of the vehicle must be more than $400. This may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the particular circumstances. If charged as a felony, the defendant may face the following penalties:
- 16 months, 2 years or 3 years imprisonment in state prison
- Parole for up to 3 years
- Fines and court fees
- Community service
- Counseling or rehabilitation
Auto Theft Defense Lawyer in Van Nuys
The vehicle owner’s consent is a key part of any grand theft auto case. Your lawyer will need to work to prove that you did not take the vehicle, that the owner actually did give consent, or that you did not intent to permanently deprive the owner of the vehicle. At times, it may be found that certain evidence was obtained through an unlawful or unreasonable search and seizure. If this is the case, your Van Nuys grand theft auto lawyer can work to have that evidence suppressed so it is not used as direct evidence against you in court.
Contact Van Nuys Grand Theft Auto Defense Attorney Jonathan C. Rosen today!