If you or a loved one has been arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, contact our firm today to schedule an in-office consultation with our Chicago criminal defense attorneys. Our phone number is (312) 466-9466.
Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle can involve hotwiring a car or peeling the steering column. However, this offense is often charged when someone rents or borrows a car and does not return it on time. This is called "conversion." A detailed description of vehicle theft laws is found in the Illinois Vehicle Code, not the Criminal Code, at 625 ILCS 5/4-103 through 103.3. However, don't be fooled into thinking auto theft crimes are not serious. In most cases they are Class 2 felonies, punishable by up to 7 years in prison. To understand what you are facing, make an appointment today to consult with attorney Steven R. Hunter.