Roseville Criminal Lawyer – Grand Theft Auto Defense
There are a variety of criminal defenses a Roseville criminal lawyer may consider utilizing upon defending a client. In the case of grand theft auto (GTA) the defense team will likely use defenses to avoid a felony conviction. In California, GTA is know as a wobbler. This means that a person may be charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor. Even though the charge depends on the circumstances of the offense and the defendants criminal history, more often than not, the charge applied is a felony.
Under Penal Code 487(d)(1) PC, if convicted of a felony the defendant faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, or both. However, the prison sentence and fine may increase if you happen to steal an expensive car or a law enforcement vehicle.
In a recent case, Philadelphia County Judge Charles Ehrlich sentenced Sykes, the defendant, to three to eight years in state prison, followed by seven years of probation for her March 5th rampage through the streets of North Philadelphia, attempting to outrun officers in a second stolen police car. In Skyes case, we consider her sentence fair. She admitted being under the influence of heroine, knocking down an elderly woman, and slamming into a produce truck, injuring the driver while cruising on a stolen police car. The defense team entered into a plea bargain and were able to successfully ensure that a lesser punishment. The penalties Skyes faced were much more severe.
If you have been charged with GTA, call Roseville criminal lawyer at our office today for a free consolation. We are skilled in defense strategizing. Our goal is to eliminate the option of a felony conviction. We will evaluate the facts of your case, answer all questions and concerns, and advice you of of your legal options. Our team is experienced and well-rounded. We handle tough cases in federal and state court, and get results for our clients.
There’s no substitute for a strong Roseville criminal lawyer,
call Wing & Parisi at (916) 441-4888.
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