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Larceny From a Motor Vehicle Charges in Michigan

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys

Do you need help with a Larceny from a Motor Vehicle charge?  The aggressive trial lawyers at The Kronzek Firm PLC, have successfully defended vehicle related larceny charges statewide for nearly two decades. Our solid track record has provided many clients with a great deal of peace of mind over the years.  Contact us at (866) 766-5245 for a free consultation.

Removing Car Parts or Components

A person is prohibited from stealing, unlawfully removing, or taking any of the following from another individual’s motor vehicle, trailer, house trailer, or semitrailer:

  • Tires;
  • Wheels;
  • Radios and stereos;
  • Telephones/Cell phones;
  • Air bags;
  • Clocks;
  • Computers;
  • Catalytic converters;
  • Other electronic devices, or
  • Trailers.

Violators may be charged with a felony that has a maximum penalty up to 5 years in prison, a fine up to $10,000.00, or both.

Breaking and Entering a Vehicle to Steal Property

An individual breaking and entering into one of the above-mentioned types of motor vehicles to steal or unlawfully remove property may be criminally charged.

If the value of the stolen property is less than $200.00, then the defendant may be charged with a misdemeanor that has a maximum penalty up to 93 days in jail, a fine up to $500.00, or 3 times the value of the property value, whichever is greater, or both.

For a value of $200.00 through $1,000.00—or if the property value is less than $200.00 andCar thief there is 1 or more prior conviction under this section or a substantially similar local ordinance—then the defendant may be charged with a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty up to 1 year in jail, a fine up to $2,000.00, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater, or both.

If the value is between $1,000.00 and $20,000.00—or the property value is between $200.00 and $1,000.00 and there is 1 or more prior conviction—then the defendant may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty up to 5 years in prison, a fine up to $10,000.00, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater, or both.

Regarding a value over $20,000.00—or $1,000.00 to $20,000.00 plus 2 or more prior convictions—this is a felony with a maximum penalty up to 10 years in prison, a fine up to $15,000.00, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater, or both.

Vehicle Destruction in Conjunction with Theft

An individual who steals personal property from a vehicle with:

  • A value less than $200.00;
  • Property value $200.00 to $1,000.00; or
  • If the property value is under $200.00 and there is 1 or more prior conviction under this section or a substantially similar local ordinance; and
  • Cuts, tears, breaks, or damages any part of a motor vehicle, trailer, house trailer, or semitrailer in the process.

Then, the defendant may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty up to 5 years in prison, a fine up to $10,000.00, or both, regardless of the value of the property.

Additionally, the values of stolen property may be added together over a 12-month period to determine the total value of the property stolen through a common scheme or course of conduct.

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