Unlawful Use of a Vehicle in Michigan

The penalties for crimes involving the unauthorized use of a vehicle can be harsh. Often generically called "joyriding", these crimes can create serious consequences if convicted. It is important to speak to an experienced Michigan unlawful use of vehicle attorney about your rights and how to protect your future.

At Willis Law, we defend against all "joyriding" related charges in West Michigan. We have a reputation for being strong advocates for our clients and making sure they understand all of their rights and obligations in the criminal defense process.

Don't let a misunderstanding result in a criminal record that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

An Experienced, Aggressive Defense Against Unlawful Use

A conviction for unlawful use of a vehicle could result in a two-year prison sentence and probation lasting as many as five years. While the penalties are not as serious as they are for the unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA), it is important to have an attorney on your side who is capable of defeating each element of the prosecution's case against you to protect your rights.

Specifically, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the vehicle in question belonged to someone else, that you actually used the vehicle, you did not have the owner's authority to use the vehicle, and that you used the vehicle while knowing you lacked the proper authority.

Contact Willis Law

If you have been charged with unlawful use of a vehicle, it is in your best interest to speak to a Kalamazoo defense lawyer about your legal options.

Contact us today at (888) 461-7744 for a free initial consultation. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.


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