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Theft Crimes Theft from a motor vehicle

Theft Crimes such as Theft from a motor vehicle can have serious consequences on an individuals future. The charge of Theft from a motor vehicle is self explanatory. tampering with evidence In order to be convicted for this crime, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt. First, that the accused unlawfully takes or attempts to take possession of or carries away any movable property that does not belong to him. Second, that the accused takes this property which from a motor vehicle which does not belong to him. And finally, that the accused takes the property with the intent to deprive him the rightful owner of the property (i.e. keep the property with the intent of not returning it). The criminal elements and other specific details concerning the crime of Theft from a motor vehicle can be found in section 3934 of the PA Crimes in code under Title 18.

The Criminal consequences for Theft Crimes such as Theft from a motor vehicle can be fairly serious. Specifically, a conviction for this crime is graded as a misdemeanor of the third degree if the amount involved was less than $50 (meaning the crime is punishable by a maximum of 1 year in prison). theft crimes The crime is classified as a misdemeanor of the second degree if the amount involved was $50 or more but less than $200 (meaning the crime is punishable by a maximum of 2 years in prison). And this crime is classified as a misdemeanor of the first degree if the amount of the theft was greater than $200. (meaning that a conviction is not punishable by a maximum of 5 years in state prison). Finally, if the accused has been convicted of this crime 3 or more times within a five-year period, regardless of the grading of the prior offenses, then a conviction for this crime is a felony of the third degree and punishable by a maximum of 7 years in state prison.

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