UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

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Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle proscribes a broad range of conduct with respect to interference with rights of ownership or possession of vehicles. Every device in, upon, or by which person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. Unless a title or registration has been issued, vehicles moved solely by animal power, implements of husbandry, special mobilized machinery, or self-propelled wheel chairs or tricycles for invalids are also excluded. If you or a loved one are facing unauthorized use of a motor vehicle or stolen vehicle charges in Oklahoma, you need a Fierce Advocate and experienced criminal defense attorney on your case.

Oklahoma Statutes

The statute for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle is OKLA. STAT. tit. 47 § 4-102, which states that “a person not entitled to possession of a vehicle or implement of husbandry who, without the consent of the owner and with intent to deprive the owner, temporarily or otherwise, of the vehicle or implement of husbandry or its possession, takes, uses or drives the vehicle or implement of husbandry shall be guilty of a felony.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 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, using, or driving;

2) A vehicle;

3) By the defendant;

4) Without the consent of the owner;

5) With the intent to deprive permanently, temporarily or otherwise, of the vehicle or its possession.

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #5-116.

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

Being charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 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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