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Rs 14:67.26 Theft Of A Motor Vehicle

§67.26. Theft of a motor vehicle

A. Theft of a motor vehicle is the intentional performance of any of the following

acts:

(1) The taking of a motor vehicle, which belongs to another, either without the

owner's consent or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, with the

intention to permanently deprive the owner of the motor vehicle; or

(2) The taking control of a motor vehicle that is lost or mis-delivered under

circumstances which provide a means of inquiry as to the true owner, and the person in

control of the motor vehicle does not make reasonable efforts to notify or locate the true

owner; or

(3) The taking control of a motor vehicle when the person knows or should have

known that the motor vehicle has been stolen.

B.(1) A person who alleges that there has been a theft of a motor vehicle shall attest

to that fact by signing an affidavit provided by the law enforcement officer or agency which

shall indicate that a person who falsely reports a theft of a motor vehicle may be subject to

criminal penalties under Subsection E of this Section.

(2) If the affidavit is not taken in person by a law enforcement officer or agency, the

person who alleges that the theft of a motor vehicle has occurred shall mail or deliver a

signed and notarized affidavit to the appropriate law enforcement agency within seven days.

(3) The failure to provide an affidavit as required by this Subsection shall not, of

itself, create any presumption for civil purposes of participation by the insured in the theft

of the motor vehicle.

C.(1) Whoever commits the crime of theft of a motor vehicle when the

misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of twenty-five thousand dollars or more shall

be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than twenty years, or may be fined not more than

fifty thousand dollars, or both.

(2) Whoever commits the crime of theft of a motor vehicle when the

misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five thousand dollars or more, but less than

a value of twenty-five thousand dollars, shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for

not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

(3) Whoever commits the crime of theft of a motor vehicle when the

misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of one thousand dollars or more but less than

a value of five thousand dollars shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more

than five years, or may be fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both.

(4) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to less than a value of one thousand

dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or fined not more

than one thousand dollars, or both. If the offender in such cases has been convicted of theft

two or more times previously, then upon any subsequent conviction the offender shall be

imprisoned for not more than two years, or fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both.

D. When there has been a misappropriation or taking by a number of distinct acts of

the offender, the aggregate of the amount of the misappropriations or takings shall determine

the grade of the offense.

E. Whoever commits the crime of filing a false affidavit to support an alleged theft

of a motor vehicle shall be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard

labor or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.

Acts 2008, No. 633, §1; Acts 2010, No. 585, §1; Acts 2014, No. 597, §1, eff. June

12, 2014; Acts 2017, No. 281, §1.

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Local Government
Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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