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Dedicated Auto Theft Defense from an Experienced Car Theft Lawyer

Auto theft is a serious crime in Texas, and the penalties can be severe. The severity of the penalty depends on the value of the vehicle and the circumstances of the theft.

Penalties for Auto Theft in Texas

  • State Jail Felony
    • Unauthorized use of a vehicle that is valued at less than $30,000.
    • Punishment: up to 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • Third Degree Felony
    • Unauthorized use of a vehicle that is valued at $30,000 or more.
    • Punishment: up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • Second Degree Felony
    • Unauthorized use of a vehicle that is valued at $200,000 or more, or if the theft is committed with the intent to commit another felony.
    • Punishment: up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • First Degree Felony
    • Unauthorized use of a vehicle that is valued at $1 million or more.
    • Punishment: up to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Defenses to Auto Theft

  • You didn’t know the car was stolen.
  • Somebody else sold the car to you without telling you it was stolen.
  • Somebody loaned the car to you, and you didn’t know it was stolen.

Finding an Auto Theft Attorney in Texas

Choosing the right Auto Theft Attorney is important since a conviction can result in fines, prison time, and loss of future employment. 

When you retain the services of Spangler Law, you can be confident we will do all we can to defend your rights in court and assist you throughout every step of the process. 

When you need a trustworthy criminal defense attorney in the Dallas, Texas area, look no further than Spangler Law.