Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Lawyer
If you have been charged with grand theft motor vehicle in Florida please contact Chris S. Boatright, P.A. at 407-740-8300 to discuss what options may be available to get your grand theft motor vehicle charge dismissed or reduced.
Driver License Suspension
A conviction for a grand theft motor vehicle may cause your drivers license to be suspended.
Former Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Prosecutor
As a former grand theft motor vehicle prosecutor Chris has an understanding of what can be important to the prosecutor in your Orlando grand theft motor vehicle case. It is important to understand how the other side works. Chris uses this understanding to determine what needs to be done to get the best possible outcome in your grand theft motor vehicle case.
Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Defense Lawyer Since 1999
Chris has been defending individuals charged with grand theft motor vehicle since 1999. Being a grand theft motor vehicle defense lawyer for so long has given Chris the opportunity to spend a lot of time working with the judges and prosecutors that handle grand theft motor vehicle cases like yours. Experience dealing with those judges and prosecutors is important in achieving the best results in your grand theft motor vehicle case.
Different Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Defense Lawyers Get Different Results
When you have been charged with grand theft motor vehicle you need an aggressive, experienced, and knowledgeable lawyer like Chris to defend you. A grand theft motor vehicle conviction will stay on your record forever, therefore, it is important to be represented by the right lawyer. The better prepared you are for your court appearance the more likely it is you will get a favorable outcome. The best results possible are rarely obtained by just hoping for them. Get the help you need at Chris S. Boatright, P.A. to get the best results possible.
Information About Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Charges
Grand theft of a motor vehicle is a felony charge. A person commits grand theft motor vehicle if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the motor vehicle of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently; deprive the other person of a right to the motor vehicle or a benefit from the motor vehicle; or appropriate the motor vehicle to his or her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to the use of the motor vehicle. Grand theft motor vehicle is a third-degree felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and/or 5 years probation and/or a $5,000 fine unless the vehicle is valued at $100,000 or more then it is a first-degree felony punishable by a maximum of 30 years in prison and/or 30 years probation and/or a $10,000 fine.
In order for the State of Florida to prove you committed the crime of grand theft motor vehicle, the State need’s evidence. Normally, the law enforcement officer’s report contains a statement of the evidence against you. However, there may be other evidence in your case which the law enforcement officer failed to document in the report. It is essential for you and your attorney to review all of the evidence in your case before preparing your defense. Some important questions are:
- Were there any witnesses to the incident and if so did they provide a statement?
- Was the incident recorded by videotape?
- What is the actual value of the motor vehicle allegedly stolen?
- Was the motor vehicle recovered?
The United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution both guarantee that people be free from self-incrimination. In order for a person to give up their privilege against self-incrimination the person must do so freely voluntarily and knowingly and that is why a person is normally advised of their Miranda rights after arrest but prior to any questioning by a law enforcement officer. It is important for you to know if your privilege against self-incrimination was violated. If your privilege against self-incrimination was violated evidence in your case may be inadmissible. Some important questions to consider are:
- Were you questioned by a law enforcement officer after you were arrested?
- Did you make any statements that are harmful to your case?
- Were you read your Miranda rights?
Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Charge Penalties
A conviction for grand theft motor vehicle can result in many different penalties. It is important for you to know what penalties you may be facing. Some of the penalties for a grand theft motor vehicle conviction may include:
- Time in Jail or Prison
- Community Service
- Loss of your driving privileges
- Cost of Investigation
- Cost of Prosecution
- Court Costs
*All program fees and costs are subject to change without notice.*