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California Grand Theft Auto Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | February 13, 2023

Auto Theft Defense in California:

Understanding the Types of Motor Vehicle Theft

In the Golden State of California, the roads are not always safe from the grasp of criminal hands. Three crimes make up the spectrum of motor vehicle theft – Grand Theft Auto, Carjacking, and Joyriding. Each offense is considered serious, with severe penalties if convicted.


Penal Code section 215 reveals carjacking as a felony offense – the forceful or fear-inducing act of taking a vehicle from someone’s possession. Whether it’s from the driver or a passenger, the intention is to temporarily or permanently deprive the owner of their property.

Grand Theft Auto:

Penal Code section 487(d)(1) is clear, theft of a vehicle is considered Grand Theft Auto in California. It’s a “wobbler” offense that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.


Vehicle Code section 10851 defines Joyriding as the unauthorized taking of someone else’s vehicle. It’s also a wobbler offense and may result in either a misdemeanor or a felony charge.

The Justice Firm: Your Strongest Defense

Vigorous Defense for Clients Accused of Motor Vehicle Theft

At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles motor vehicle theft defense lawyers are fully equipped to defend your rights and fight for the best possible outcome. The consequences of a motor vehicle theft conviction are severe, including potential prison time, substantial fines, and a criminal record that could impact your future employment.

Dismissing or Reducing Criminal Charges

Our top priority is to help our clients avoid criminal charges if possible. If charges have already been made, we’ll use our expertise to have them dismissed or reduced. If the case goes to trial, we’ll use all of our knowledge and skills to secure an acquittal and protect you from damaging criminal penalties.

Effective Defense Strategies

Some of the effective defense strategies we use for our clients include proving that the vehicle belonged to them or they believed it did, that they were falsely accused, or that they had consent from the owner to take the vehicle. For Grand Theft Auto cases, we’ll argue that the accused did not intend to steal. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof lies with the prosecutor.

Penalties for Motor Vehicle Theft in California

The Consequences of Conviction

The penalties for motor vehicle theft in California depend on the specific offense you are accused of. A conviction for carjacking may result in a prison sentence of three, five, or nine years, and is considered a strike offense. Grand Theft Auto convictions may result in a maximum of three years in prison, with additional time added if the value of the vehicle is over $65,000 or $200,000. Joyriding convictions may result in up to 12 months in county jail if charged as a misdemeanor, or up to three years if charged as a felony.

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