Grand Theft Auto

Marty V. Miller is dedicated to providing his clients with superior legal representation, and is committed to obtaining the best result possible.

Carjacking Attorney

The California Penal Code, Section 215, spells out the legal definition of carjacking in the state.

“‘Carjacking’ is the felonious taking of a motor vehicle in the possession of another, from his or her person or immediate presence, or from the person or immediate presence of a passenger of the motor vehicle, against his or her will and with the intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person in possession of the motor vehicle of his or her possession, accomplished by means of force or fear. (b) Carjacking is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of three, five, or nine years.”

In a carjacking situation, the owner of the car or truck is forced to drive at the direction of the perpetrator. This may be accomplished through use of a weapon or threats. At the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller, we vigorously defend the rights of clients who have been charged with carjacking in California.

We often find that carjacking charges are combined with charges of other alleged criminal activity such as theft, armed robbery, assault, kidnapping and domestic violence. If you have been charged with carjacking, unauthorized driving, grand theft auto or any similar offense, you should seek qualified legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

Through his comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system, Mr. Miller can identify any procedural errors, contradictory evidence or violations of your civil rights.

Contact Our Riverside and San Diego Carjacking Defense Attorneys Today

To learn more about what we can do to help you fight the serious consequences of carjacking charges in California, call (951) 289-0962, at (858) 252-2743 or e-mail us today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable, zealous defense lawyer.

Unauthorized Driving Attorney

Have you been accused of, or charged with, unauthorized driving in connection with a situation such as the following?

  • Failing to return a rental car on time
  • Driving a car belonging to a family member, employer, neighbor or stranger without permission
  • Carjacking

If so, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 10851, “Any person who drives or takes a vehicle not his or her own, without the consent of the owner thereof, and with intent either to permanently or temporarily deprive the owner thereof of his or her title to or possession of the vehicle, whether with or without intent to steal the vehicle, or any person who is a party or an accessory to or an accomplice in the driving or unauthorized taking or stealing, is guilty of a public offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished.” Punishment for theft or unauthorized use of a vehicle may include up to a year in jail and up to a $5,000.00 fine.

If you have been accused of unauthorized driving — even if the accusations have not yet resulted in a criminal arrest — you need a lawyer right away. The sooner you have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side, the more likely it is that your case may have a favorable outcome, hopefully without any need to go before a judge in a courtroom. On the other hand, if you have already been charged and arrested, your need for a strong advocate is urgent. Marty V. Miller is very familiar with all aspects and facets of a complex criminal case. Sometimes, a person in possession of a car is convinced that he or she has not actually stolen the car, but someone else makes accusations of unauthorized driving. These accusations may be resolved through negotiations and reparations in some cases. If a skilled defense lawyer comes into the picture early enough, there may be a clear opportunity to avoid criminal charges altogether. Naturally, it is best for the accused person to resolve the dispute in a way that does not result in a criminal record.

Riverside and San Diego Defense Attorney — Unauthorized Driving Defense

You may believe that your “unauthorized driving” incident does not rise to the level of grand theft auto. Rest assured that our lawyers are here to help you. We trust our clients’ word — and hope that they trust ours. Contact us online or call us in Riverside and San Diego at (951) 289-0962, at (858) 252-2743 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Riverside Office Location

3890 11th Street, #450
Riverside, CA 92501
Tel: (951) 289-0962 Fax: (951) 413-0027

San Diego Office Location

501 W Broadway, Ste 800
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (858) 252-2743 Fax: (619) 819-2038

San Bernardino Location

473 E. Carnegie Dr., Ste 200
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
Tel: (909) 327-2474 Fax: (909) 424-3417