Automobile Theft Offenses In Oklahoma

Automobile Theft Offenses In Oklahoma
Oklahoma has several statutes that cover the theft or unlawful use of motor vehicles. The most common are Theft of Aircraft, Automobile, Automotive Driven Vehicle, or Construction or Farm Equipment; Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle; and Joyriding.

Theft Of Aircraft, Automobile, Automotive Driven Vehicle, Or Construction Or Farm Equipment

It’s a felony to steal an aircraft, automobile or other automotive driven vehicle, construction equipment, or farm equipment. The range of punishment in the Department of Corrections is 3–20 years. The maximum fine is an amount that is equal to three times the value of the property that was stolen but no more than $500,000. Restitution must be paid.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1720

Unauthorized Use Of Vehicle Or Implement Of Husbandry

It’s a felony for a person who is not entitled to possession of a vehicle or implement of husbandry, without the consent of the owner and with intent to deprive the owner, temporarily or otherwise, of the vehicle or implement of husbandry or its possession, to take, use or drive the vehicle or implement of husbandry.

SOURCE: 47 O.S. § 4-102

Joyriding

A violation of this law occurs when someone loiters in or upon any automobile or motor vehicle; defaces or injures an automobile or motor vehicle; molests, drives, or attempts to drive any automobile, for joyriding or any other purpose; or manipulates or meddles with any machinery or appliances thereof without the consent of the owner of the automobile or motor vehicle.

This crime is a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment in the county jail is one year. The range of fine is $100–$500.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1787 & 21 O.S. § 1788

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Current as of: November 20, 2017