Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle

What is Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle?

Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, common referred to as UUMV or Auto Theft, is when a car is taken without the consent of the owner.

What are Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle Punishments?

For individuals arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, an offense under this section is a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in the state jail and fines.

Common Criminal Cases Involving Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle Arrests:

The most common Unlawful Use of a Vehicle cases and Auto Theft arrests involve stealing a car or joyriding.


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Texas Theft Statute

Texas Penal Code Sec. 31.07. Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle

Sec. 31.04. BURGLARY OF VEHICLE. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly operates another's boat, airplane, or motor-propelled vehicle without the effective consent of the owner.


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