Auto theft is a serious crime in the state of Utah. This is a violation of personal property and creates a feeling of vulnerability in the victim. Motor vehicle theft has several classifications based on the circumstances involved in the crime and the type of auto theft you are charged with could increase the penalty you are facing.
Classifications of motor vehicle theft include:
- Carjacking or hijacking
- Commercial auto theft
- Grand theft auto
The type of auto theft you are charged with depends on other factors involved. Auto theft is becoming increasingly violent, sometimes resulting in homicide of the owner or driver of the motor vehicle.
Factors that may contribute to additional charges or felonies include:
- The value of the vehicle
- Force involved in the theft
- Weapons involved in the theft
- Vehicle stripping
If you have been charged with any kind of Utah auto theft, the Utah auto theft attorney Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. will thoroughly investigate your case to build the best defense strategy for you. In addition to providing a full defense, he also facilitates plea bargains, reduced charges, reduced sentencing, and makes sure that all of his clients receive a fair trial.