Auto Burglary is a crime that can get you some serious run-ins with the law. Auto Burglary is a self explanatory crime. Its the unlawful taking or driving a vehicle. However to be legally charged with Auto burglary, you have to meet 2 conditions. 1. You took or drove someone else’s vehicle without their consent. and 2. When you you did so, you intended to deprive the original owner of the the vehicle for a period of time. Its important to know that just because you receive consent from the owner once, does not mean that consent will carry over or influence this time. Moving the car any distance will be considered as a “taking”. A vehicle include most things such as a car, truck tractor, trailer, etc… However if you chose to tamper or take government vehicles such as an ambulance truck, a police vehicle, or a fire department vehicle, expect to see serious punishment.In this case however to be punished for taking an emergency vehicle on call you have to meet 3 conditions. 1. The vehicle was marked such as the distinctive red of a fire truck or a black with red, and blue lights for a police car, etc… 2. That you took it while it was on an emergency call. And 3. That you knew that vehicle was on an emergency call. Although these conditions are self explanatory you have to know what will get you in trouble for what account. Although related to carjacking, auto burglary does not take the car by fear or force.
Punishments for Auto BURGLARY
If convicted for Auto Burglary you are facing a wobbler. This means that it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. As a misdemeanor you can see up to a year in jail. As a felony you may see up to 3 years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.