Question: How many years can you get for stealing a car?
Answer: Arizona Law (A.R.S. § 13-1814) says theft of a car either means someone took a car without permission, and with the intent to deprive the owner of it permanently. Or someone kept a car after the period during which the owner let him use the car. Or someone took a car knowing someone else had stolen it. There is an automatic driver's license suspension upon being convicted of this crime. This offense is a class 3 felony.
A class 3 felony carries a sentence of minimum 2.5 years in prison and a maximum of 7 years in prison. In addition there might be a fine imposed not exceeding $150,000 in addition to compensation to the person whose car was stolen.
The consequences to this crime becomes more severe if there is another crime committed along with it. For instance, if you lead police in a chase, or if you rob a store while you are in a stolen car.
On 12/25/08 unkown from MT said:
what would happen if im 17 and i got charged with a grand theft auto and 2 misdemeanors what would i be charged with
On 11/17/08 anna from CA said:
what would happen to a person who bought a car that was stolen, but didnt know it was stolen and was caught driving the car?
On 07/29/07 tyler from NC said:
how long would you get for stealing a car and then resisting arrest and assaulting an officer?
On 05/31/06 Unknown from WA said:
How many years would you recieve if you are a minor??
On 02/27/04 lisa from AZ said:
how much trouble would someone get in if they were busted with stealing a car, possesion of a dangerous drug and intent to sell a dangerous drug?
no prior felonies, but two prior duis?
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