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Kalamazoo Joyriding Lawyer

Taking a car without the owner’s permission, even without intent to steal, can still lead to exceptionally serious criminal penalties. Joyriding in Kalamazoo is a charge that results when a person drives away a motor vehicle unlawfully, and is covered under UDAA legislation in the state of Michigan. If you, your child, or your loved one has been accused of joyriding, it is imperative that you work with a lawyer early on in your case and fight for a great outcome. We know what it takes to get clients the results they deserve in joyriding cases, and will do everything possible to ensure you get the fair and just process and outcome that you have the right to. As soon as you contact the Grabel & Associates team, we will begin applying our time tested tactics to your case, and guiding you through everything that needs to be done to get you an exceptional outcome. Don’t wait to call our firm or email a member of our theft defense team in Kalamazoo, we are always ready to start working with you or your loved one no matter what stage of the criminal process you are currently facing.

Our firm is recognized as one of the top firms in the state for trial defense, and for over 15 years, we have been building this stellar reputation by delivering great results to clients in even the most complex Kalamazoo cases. Under the guidance of trial lawyer Scott Grabel, who has extensive experience fighting for the rights of clients in auto theft and joyriding cases, our lawyers will do whatever it takes to get you a result that aligns with your best interests. As you progress through your case, you can be sure that your rights are protected, and your freedom and future are kept at the forefront of every legal action taken.

Call our toll free hotline or contact our team online to start fighting back against aggressive police and prosecutors who want to put you behind bars. We are ready right now to start walking you through the initial steps you need to take in your unique case.

Joyriding Legislation in Kalamazoo MI

Driving away a motor vehicle without permission is covered under Section 750.413 of the Penal Code. According to this legislation, any person who takes a motor vehicle willfully and without the authority of the lawful owner, and drives that vehicle away, can face a felony criminal charge. The next section of the law, Section 750.414, deals with cases where a person uses a motor vehicle without any intent to steal. Anyone who takes or uses a vehicle without intent to steal, but without authorization, can face misdemeanor conviction. Under both these statutes, any person who is a party to the offense can face conviction under the same statute, and the resulting penalties.

If you are accused of joyriding, taking a motor vehicle without intent to steal, or auto theft, or if you have been accused of involvement in a joyriding or auto theft defense, contact Grabel & Associates from anywhere in the state right now. We can provide you with a free initial consultation and help you move forward with knowledge of what tactics will be most effective in your case.

Criminal Penalties for Joyriding, UDAA, and Auto Theft

Joyriding, or driving away an automobile without intent to steal (UDAA), can lead to a misdemeanor record, up to 2 years behind bars, and a $1,500 fine. In first offense cases, a reduction to 3 months behind bars is a possibility, with an accompanying fine of $500. Conviction under “taking possession and driving away” can lead to up to 5 years behind bars, and a felony record. Always consult an attorney to learn more about the specific laws that could apply to your unique case.

Joyriding Defense

The attorneys at Grabel & Associates know that you don’t want a false accusation, misunderstanding, or one-time mistake to determine the course of your future. Our lawyers are willing to do whatever it takes, committing as much time and effort as needed, to ensure you get a great case result. No matter what the specifics of your case, we are ready now to begin providing free initial legal guidance. Call our toll free hotline to learn more, or contact us online and let us know when you are available for a free consultation.

Contact Grabel & Associates for Joyriding Defense in Kalamazoo

To speak with a member of our trial team concerning the unique details of your case, call 1-800-342-7896 now, or use the contact form on this website to get in touch with our defense team or contact us online. We are available 24/7 for clients statewide.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.