Question: My friend and I borrowed our parents car and we were caught in another state. What could happen? I have no license or insurance.
Answer: In Arizona, this may have been charged as
either a 'Theft of Means of Transportation' (a class 3 felony) or as 'Unlawful
Use of Means of Transportation' (a class 5 or 6 felony). The difference is your
intent of taking the car.
To prove theft, the state must show beyond a
reasonable doubt that you controlled the car with the intent to permanantly
keep the vehicle from the owner. See A.R.S.
To prove unlawful use, the state must show that
you controlled the car without the intent to keep it or that you were a passenger
and unaware that the car was stolen. See A.R.S.
On 01/19/05 Tim from OH said:
in ohio no license no insurance, Impound the vehicle, off to the county jail driving is a privilege not a right
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