Grand Theft Auto Conviction in California May Cost You Your License

By: Wallin & Klarich

Under New California Law, A Person Convicted Of Theft Of A Motor Vehicle May Have Their Driving Privileges Suspended Or Revoked.

Under New California law, the court may impose a license suspension or revocation for a person convicted of theft of a motor vehicle. A conviction allows the court to impose an open-ended license suspension or revocation, with no specified ending date.

California Vehicle Code Section 10851, states that “any person who drives or takes a vehicle not his or her own, without the consent of the owner thereof, and with intent either to permanently or temporarily deprive the owner thereof of his or her title to or possession of the vehicle, whether with or without intent to steal the vehicle, or any person who is a party or an accessory to or an accomplice in the driving or unauthorized taking or stealing”, is guilty of auto theft in California.

As of 2009, the California Courts have the power to suspend or revoke a person’s driving privileges indefinitely. If you are required to drive to and from work or school, it is imperative that you hire an experienced Los Angeles theft defense attorney.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm can greatly increase your chances of keeping your license. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people keep their license for over 30 years.

Please feel free to contact Wallin & Klarich to discuss your case. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-466-5245 or go to our website at for more information.

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