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Louisiana Unauthorized Use of a Moveable Lawyer

The Barkemeyer Law Firm are unauthorized use of a moveable defense lawyers in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Covington, Lafayette and Shreveport, Louisiana. Unauthorized use cases can either be misdemeanors or felonies. They can carry extensive prison sentences. Mr. Barkemeyer is highly experienced in dealing with these types of cases.

Unauthorized Use of a Movable Defined

Unauthorized use of a movable is the intentional taking or use of a movable which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the movable permanently. The fact that the movable so taken or used may be classified as an immovable, according to the law pertaining to civil matters, is immaterial.

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Defined

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle is the intentional taking or use of a motor vehicle which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the motor vehicle permanently.
 

Unauthorized Use Lawyer Defense Attorney

One of the most common offenses that people can get charged with is unauthorized use which is a very broad law that attempts to keep people’s property under their ownership without them being taken without consent. Being charged with unauthorized use can have very negative effects on your quality of life and the quality of life of your loved ones as well. Unauthorized use may seem like a very simple and unimportant charge but every criminal charge is important because of the strict penalties they carry. If you have been recently charged with unauthorized use in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana, it is very important to seek legal assistance immediately to help with your case and to fight for your freedom during the trial. Carl Barkemeyer is a very knowledgeable criminal defense attorney that has defended many authorized use cases in Louisiana. Mr. Barkemeyer also has extensive experience with the Louisiana legal system so he has a deep understanding of how to set up a defense for your specific case and potentially help you find a more positive result from your case. It is important to look at your case as a whole and look at all the evidence to craft the best defense against your unauthorized use charges as possible. Being convicted of unauthorized use can hurt your future by limiting opportunities like employment and applying to school so it is imperative to seek legal aid right away.

What is unauthorized use?

Unauthorized use is a very common and self-explanatory charge under Louisiana law. It essentially refers to the act of using someone else’s property either without their consent or by manipulating them to give false consent. Taking someone else’s property is never legal, no matter how it is acquired, which is a good example of unauthorized use. Unauthorized use can be thought of as similar to theft except theft usually requires force behind it or the idea that you will not return the items stolen. However, unauthorized use could include the idea that you are just “borrowing” the items and will return them at a later time, but that is still illegal under charges of unauthorized use if you didn’t get consent from the owner. Under Louisiana state law, unauthorized use is defined as:

  • Unauthorized use of a movable is the intentional taking or use of a movable which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the movable permanently. The fact that the movable so taken or used may be classified as an immovable, according to the law pertaining to civil matters, is immaterial.

This first provision of unauthorized use includes all items considered as movable items. However, there is a second provision of the unauthorized use law that includes motor vehicles. That provision is defined as:

  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle is the intentional taking or use of a motor vehicle which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the motor vehicle permanently.

Both types of unauthorized use are serious crimes that can carry hefty penalties with them and will drastically impair your future and quality of life.

What are the punishments?

It is important to get a strong defense against unauthorized use charges because of the very negative impact they can have on your life and the lives of those around you. Both fines and jail time will cause a lot of pain and headache so it is imperative to get assistance from a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney like Carl Barkemeyer. The penalties for being charged with unauthorized use in Louisiana are as follows:

  • Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value of $500s or less shall be fined not more than $500, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value in excess of $500 shall be fined not more than $5,000, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than five years, or both.

The penalties increase as the monetary value of the property taken increases which can really make the punishment even more extensive. There are also more penalties if the unauthorized use includes the taking of a motor vehicle which are defined in Louisiana as:

  • Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than ten years or both.

How can we help?

Unauthorized use is a very common criminal charge that include many different circumstances but they all come back to the idea of taking and using someone else’s property that you don’t have consent to take. There are different types of unauthorized use including unauthorized use of movables and also of motor vehicles. Each type increases in penalties so it is imperative to understand what you are being charged with and how to fight the charges. Carl Barkemeyer is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney in Louisiana and can aid you in crafting a defense for your unauthorized use case that could potentially result in a more positive outcome for you and your loved ones. However, it is very important to contact us as soon as possible so that the defense case can be built for your specific situation and so the evidence can be looked over to determine the best way to fight for your freedom. If you have recently been charged with unauthorized use in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Covington, Lafayette or Shreveport, contact us for legal assistance.

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