Auto Theft Penalties Depend On Several Factors
Cars are often stolen for use in committing other crimes. Sometimes vehicles are stolen for their valuable engine parts or wheels. Depending on the value of the car and who the registered owner is, penalties can include staggering fines and imprisonment.
Stealing a government-owned vehicle worth less than $10,000 can result in a class 2 felony conviction with a sentence of up to seven years in prison. If the vehicle is $5,000 or more, but stolen from a person who is 60 years old or older, this can also carry class 2 felony penalties.
Consulting with an experienced auto theft lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest for auto theft can help your case. Attorney Philip R. Nathe has served Illinois as a trusted criminal defense attorney for decades. Attorney Nathe has experience in the DuPage County criminal justice system working as a courtroom clerk, probation officer as well as an assistant state’s attorney. He uses his in-depth background with judges and prosecutors to develop effective defense strategies for his clients.
Defending The Constitutional Rights Of Every Client
Attorney Nathe examines all the evidence available against you. He further investigates whether the police and prosecutors remained within lawful boundaries. Searches or seizure of your property during an arrest must not violate your constitutional rights. He also determines whether your request for legal counsel was properly honored.
At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we will make every effort to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. Mr. Nathe will work toward an optimal result such as a shorter incarceration sentence or probation. We will prepare to take your case to trial if the facts of your case support contesting the charges in court.
Get The Effective Defense Of A Skilled And Caring Attorney
In your free initial consultation, attorney Nathe will provide a personalized, straightforward evaluation of your case. He will review the law surrounding the charges with you and explain what he will do for your case, and at what cost.
For an efficient defense against charges of auto theft or other property crime charges, contact our firm today via email or call us toll free at 1-888-583-6197 or 630-364-4621. We offer payment plan arrangements and accept Visa or Mastercard.