LARCENY OF AN AUTOMOBILE

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Larceny is the taking of personal property accomplished by fraud or stealth, and with intent to deprive another thereof. Larceny can also occur when a person, who finds lost property, and knows the identity of the true owner, does not make a good faith effort to return to the property. Larceny of an Automobile is the unlawful taking possession of a vehicle that belongs to another person. If you or a loved one are facing larceny charges in Oklahoma, you need a Fierce Advocacy and experienced criminal defense attorney.

Oklahoma Statutes

The statute for Larceny of an Automobile is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 1720, which states that “Any person in this state who shall steal an aircraft, automobile or other automotive driven vehicle, construction equipment or farm equipment, shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding five (5) years if the value of the vehicle is less than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) or for a term of not less than three (3) years, nor more than ten (10) years if the value of the vehicle is Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) or greater or by a fine in an amount that is equal to three times the value of the property that was stolen but not more than Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) or by both such fine and imprisonment and shall be ordered to pay restitution.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Larceny of an Automobile in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:

1) Taking;

2) Carrying away;

3) An automobile, aircraft, automotive driven vehicle, construction or farm equipment;

4) Of another;

5) with a value of $50,000 or more;

6) With the intent to steal.

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #5-100.

What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You

Being charged with Larceny of an Automobile in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.

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