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Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 2nd Degree Denver Lawyer | Woman Steals Ambulance to Drive Home from Hospital

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Aug 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Iguess if you want to go home badly enough but don't have a way to get there, you might resort to any possible means of transportation. At least, one woman did. According to the news, a woman allegedly stole an ambulance that was parked outside of a hospital to drive home from the hospital. After the woman was discharged from the hospital, she saw the ambulance running and jumped in. Police were able to track her down and arrested her after a short chase. The woman told police she took the ambulance because she missed the last bus. In Denver, Arapahoe County and across Colorado, the woman would likely face charges of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 2nd Degree, C.R.S. 18-4-409.

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Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 2nd Degree in Adams County, Colorado

In Adams County and every other area of Colorado, a person commits Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the Second Degree, C.R.S. 18-4-409(4) if he or she knowingly obtains or exercises control over the motor vehicle of another without authorization or by threat or deception. Because the woman stole an ambulance without authorization, it would be Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 2nd Degree. When someone engages in additional conduct after stealing a motor vehicle, such as keeping the motor vehicle for more than 24 hours, attempting to alter or disguise the appearance of the motor vehicle, or using the motor vehicle in the commission of a crime other than a traffic offense, for example, they could face charges of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 1st Degree, a felony.

Second Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft Consequences in Douglas and Jefferson County

In Douglas and Jefferson County, Second Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft can be a misdemeanor or felony. Below are the following sentence ranges for Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the Second Degree:

Class 5 Felony Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 2nd Degree

If value of the motor vehicle or motor vehicles involved is $20,000 or more. A class 5 felony can result in a prison sentence of 1-3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Class 6 Felony Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 2nd Degree

If value of the motor vehicle or motor vehicles is $1,000 or more but less than $20,000. A class 6 felony can result in a prison sentence of 1 year to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Class 1 Misdemeanor Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the 2 nd Degree

If value of the motor vehicle or motor vehicles involved is less than $1,000. A class 1 misdemeanor can result in a jail sentence of 6 months to 18 months in the Douglas County Jail.

Charged with Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in Denver? Call an Attorney

If you face charges or accusations of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, call the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office immediately. You do not want to risk a lengthy jail or prison sentence upon a conviction of this offense, let alone the possibility of a criminal record. Call our experienced attorneys today and protect your future.

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If you or a loved one is facing charges of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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