Motor Vehicle Theft/Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

Motor vehicle theft (New York Penal Law 165.05 & 165.06) is a serious crime in the state of New York. In addition to theft, New York penalizes several other behaviors involving motor vehicles. Whether a vehicle is stolen or being driven without permission of the owner, one particular crime that may be charged in New York is Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle in the Second and Third Degrees pursuant to New York Penal Law sections 165.06 and 165.05 respectively.