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Driving Without Owner Consent

Non-Moving Traffic Violation - Ohio Statute 2913.03

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Kenneth C. Walz, JD, RRT-NPS aggressively defends the legal rights of those who have been cited and/ or charged for Driving a Motor Vehicle Without Owner Consent in the Perrysburg, Maumee, Sylvania, Toledo, Lambertville or the Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan areas. Contact Mr. Walz, an experienced Driving a Motor Vehicle Without Owner Consent Defense Attorney - Lawyer by calling (419) 931-0067 (Ohio) or (734) 568-0136 (Michigan).

Listed below is information regarding the law as it relates to Driving a Motor Vehicle Without Owner Consent in the State of Ohio.

Driving Without Owner Consent

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Misdemeanor of the First Degree.

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Non-Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 6

  • Conviction Penalties: not more than 6 months incarceration, $1,000 maximum fine

Driving Without Owner Consent - victim of the offense is an elderly person or disabled adult and if the victim incurs a loss as a result of the violation

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Felony of the Fifth Degree.

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Non-Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 6

  • Conviction Penalties: the prison term shall be 6 - 12 months, $2,500 fine

Driving Without Owner Consent - If the loss to the victim is five hundred dollars or more and is less than five thousand dollars

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Felony of the Forth Degree.

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Non-Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 6

  • Conviction Penalties: the prison term shall be 6 - 18 months, $5,000 fine

Driving Without Owner Consent - If the loss to the victim is five thousand dollars or more and is less than twenty-five thousand dollars

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Felony of the Third Degree.

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Non-Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 6

  • Conviction Penalties: the prison term shall be 1 - 5 years, $10,000 fine

Driving Without Owner Consent - If the loss to the victim is twenty-five thousand dollars or more

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Felony of the Second Degree.

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Non-Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 6

  • Conviction Penalties: the prison term shall be 2 - 8 years, $15,000 fine


What the Statute Says:

2913.03 Unauthorized use of a vehicle.

(A) No person shall knowingly use or operate an aircraft, motor vehicle, motorcycle, motorboat, or other motor-propelled vehicle without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent.

(B) No person shall knowingly use or operate an aircraft, motor vehicle, motorboat, or other motor-propelled vehicle without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent, and either remove it from this state or keep possession of it for more than forty-eight hours.

(C) The following are affirmative defenses to a charge under this section:

(1) At the time of the alleged offense, the actor, though mistaken, reasonably believed that the actor was authorized to use or operate the property.

(2) At the time of the alleged offense, the actor reasonably believed that the owner or person empowered to give consent would authorize the actor to use or operate the property.

(D)(1) Whoever violates this section is guilty of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in division (D)(4) of this section, a violation of division (A) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(3) Except as otherwise provided in division (D)(4) of this section, a violation of division (B) of this section is a felony of the fifth degree.

(4) If the victim of the offense is an elderly person or disabled adult and if the victim incurs a loss as a result of the violation, a violation of division (A) or (B) of this section is whichever of the following is applicable:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in division (D)(4)(b), (c), (d), or (e) of this section, a felony of the fifth degree;

(b) If the loss to the victim is five hundred dollars or more and is less than five thousand dollars, a felony of the fourth degree;

(c) If the loss to the victim is five thousand dollars or more and is less than twenty-five thousand dollars, a felony of the third degree;

(d) If the loss to the victim is twenty-five thousand dollars or more, a felony of the second degree.

Effective Date: 11-10-1999


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