If you take or drive another person’s vehicle without intent to steal it, you aren’t clear from criminal charges. Joyriding, while often a juvenile crime offense in Clinton Township, is a charge that can result in any case of unlawfully driving away an automobile, and can lead to conviction in criminal court and serious penalties. If you have been accused of joyriding in Clinton Township, it is critical that you hire an experienced auto theft defense attorney now and find out more about the steps you might need to take to fight back against conviction. Our experienced lawyers are available now to begin working with you during any stage of your criminal case, and we will fight with you and for you as aggressive police and prosecutors seek to put you behind bars.
Get in touch with founding attorney and respected trial lawyer Scott Grabel now and begin your battle for a just case result. Our team knows what it takes to win in Clinton joyriding cases, and will guide you through the defense strategies and legal steps necessary to achieve a great case result. For over a decade, our firm has been committed to protecting the rights of Michigan’s accused, and with our team’s vast combined experience, you can be sure that you will receive comprehensive and effective defense throughout investigation and a potential trial.
The early stages of joyriding cases are often crucial, as police will be working to gather information they can use against you, and having a lawyer on your side could be a huge difference-maker. Our firm is available 24/7 to start working with you, and will begin by providing you with a free initial case consultation. Let us start protecting your rights and defending your freedom now.
According to Clinton law contained in the Michigan Penal Code, it is illegal to take or use a motor vehicle without authority, even without intent to steal, or to be a party to the taking or using of a motor vehicle without intent to steal. So anyone who drives, rides in, or assists in the taking of a vehicle without permission can face joyriding charges in Clinton.
In addition, a person can face penalties for driving without a license, driving without insurance, and driving without registration, on top of any penalties they may face for joyriding. This can all add up to significant fines, fees, and possible jail time.
Always work with an attorney if you or your child is accused of a serious criminal offense, and never attempt to take action on your own before at least consulting an experienced legal representative. Our team is available now to begin fighting for you as you battle back against harsh conviction and serious penalties.
As a high misdemeanor, joyriding does not result in a felony record, but the penalties a person can face if convicted resemble those of a felony offense. Anyone who drives a vehicle without permission who does not intend to steal that vehicle can face up to 2 years behind bars, and a fine of up to $1,500. For first time offenders, it may be possible to reduce the maximum penalty to just 3 months in jail and a fine of $500, and it is important to review if that stipulation may apply in your specific case.
Grabel & Associates is available 24/7 to defend your freedom after a joyriding allegation in Michigan. We know how to protect against criminal penalties, as well as additional fines and administrative punishment that could come from driving without a license, insurance, and registration. Contact our firm now to learn more about Clinton auto crime defense.
No matter what the specifics of your case, the court won’t go easy on you or understand how your situation is different unless you have a convincing attorney on your side. While you might think you are able to explain your way out of punishment, this is rarely the case, and what you really need is an attorney who cares about your case outcome and is willing to put in the work to create an individualized, aggressive, effective defense approach. Our proven results show why our commitment to exceptional criminal defense representation is so highly valued by clients statewide, and we look forward to applying our tested tactics to your joyriding case.
No matter what accusations you are facing, our team is available to provide you with a free initial case consultation now. Call 1-800-342-7896 toll free or contact us online to get in touc h with a defense lawyer and begin your fight for justice.