Have you been charged with Taking or Using Vehicle Without Consent of Owner etc.?
Before entering your plea, consult a specialist criminal lawyer. Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 38 of the Summary Offences Act 1966
The prosecution must prove:
the defendant took or used in any manner a vehicle, boat, ship or other vessel which was the property of another person; and
the defendant did not have the consent of the owner or person in lawful possession of the vehicle, boat, ship or other vessel.
The maximum penalty
15 penalty units or imprisonment for 3 months
Where will my case be heard?
Taking or Using Vehicle Without Consent of Owner etc. cases can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence? If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
See an experienced criminal lawyer. Ensure you are adequately prepared, as preparation in relation to any matter is critical. Don’t leave it to the last minute.
If you have been charged with Taking or Using Vehicle Without Consent of Owner etc. make an appointment to see one of experienced lawyers today.
38 Taking or using vehicle without consent of owner etc.
(1) Any person who takes or in any manner uses a vehicle (including a bicycle but not including a motor vehicle within the meaning of the Road Safety Act 1986) or a boat ship or other vessel the property of any other person without the consent of the owner or person in lawful possession thereof shall be guilty of an offence.
Penalty: 15 penalty units or imprisonment for three months.
(2) Nothing in this section shall affect any other liability civil or criminal of any person guilty of an offence against this section.