Grand theft auto is covered under 812.014(4)(c) of the Florida Statutes. This covers any vehicle regardless of the value. Grand theft auto is a third degree felony carrying the possibility of five years in prison.
To prove grand theft auto, the State must show that you took a car (or other type of motor vehicle such as a motorcycle, truck or RV) that did not belong to you, and that when you took the car you intended to deprive the owner of the car or use of the car. If you borrowed or rented a car, and kept it longer than you agreed, you can also be charged with grand theft auto.
If you have been accused of grand theft auto in the Orlando area, call the law office of Finebloom & Haenel today at 407-218-6277. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for a free consultation regarding your case.