Car Theft & Related Charges
See also: Traffic Offenses / DUI / Driving on a Suspended Revoked License, Forfeiture and Tow hearings
Offenses involving motor vehicles in Illinois are governed by both the Illinois Vehicle Code and the Criminal Code. There are anti-theft laws and other violations contained in both codes.
The lowest level of criminal motor vehicle offenses start with Criminal Damage to a Motor Vehicle and Trespass to a Motor Vehicle which are usually charged as a misdemeanor and as the seriousness of the accusations increase the offenses can escalate to non-probationable Class X felonies such as Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking.
Not only does a person charged with a vehicle offense face potential jail time, but even for the first offender there is the possibility of losing their driver’s license even if not sentenced to the penitentiary.
Because of the serious nature of the allegations and penalties of being convicted of a vehicle offense in Illinois it is wise for a person accused to retain counsel experienced in these types of charges. the attorneys at David S. Olshansky & Associates have been defending motor vehicle charges since 1975.
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