Grand theft auto is a serious charge in Texas, and if convicted, can result in serious, life-changing penalties.
While grand theft auto is a serious charge, for conviction, the prosecution must prove the following: the person accused must have taken a vehicle worth more than $500 without consent/knowledge, the vehicle did not belong to the person accused of taking it, and the person accused of taking it had the intent of permanently depriving the owner of it. If these conditions apply and a person is convicted of grand theft auto, then the person could find him or herself facing serious penalties that could be life-changing.
At Del Prado Law, we know that many San Antonio residents have found themselves charged with grand theft auto and are uncertain what to do. Fortunately, there are options available to you and you do not have to go through this alone. A skilled defense attorney can help you fight your charges and possibly get a reduced charge or even have them dismissed entirely.