Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 month ago

US Law. What is the difference in the penalty for stealing a car versus the penalty for stealing a Police Car? In your area?

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There is no US law, each state is responsible for creating their own. In my state, the penalty is the same but the if you take a police car the chances of receiving a sentence closer to the max is greater.

    Not just because it is a police car, but because it would effect the officer's ability to do his job which could put others at risk.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    State statutes are going to vary. Widely.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Theft of government property is added as a charge.

    The difference in whether it's a misdemeanor or a felony is contingent upon the value of what was stolen. If you steal a cop car that's worth $15K, it's' considered high value, and therefore it rises to grand larceny.

    So in addition to grand theft auto, you're also charged with felony theft of government property.

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