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.

Penalties for Grand Theft Auto

A person facing a grand theft auto conviction might face penalties like:

  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • Fines up to $10,000

The penalties of grand theft auto convictions can vary, based on the value of the vehicle involved. These penalties can, of course, become more severe if the value of a vehicle is great or if damage or injury was also caused during the theft. If you or someone you know is facing grand theft auto charges in San Antonio, the attorneys of Del Prado Law can help.

Contact a Grand Theft Auto Attorney in San Antonio

Having a defense is an important part of fighting grand theft auto charges.

The criminal defense team at Del Prado Law, can help ensure that you have the best possible chance of avoiding conviction and penalties when facing grand theft auto allegations. Learn about what defense options may be beneficial for you and your case by calling (210) 698-3533 today.