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Using a motor vehicle without consent

Driving, using (even as a passenger), or interfering with a motor vehicle knowing that such use is without the owner's consent is an offence [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 s 86A].

Maximum penalty:

For a first offence: imprisonment for 2 years

For a second offence: imprisonment for 4 years (a minimum of three months)

Additional penalty:

A person convicted of illegal use of a motor vehicle will also be disqualified from driving for at least twelve months. This applies to both first and subsequent offences [s 86A(2)]. The person may also be ordered to pay compensation to the owner of the motor vehicle [s 86A(5)].

Using a motor vehicle without consent  :  Last Revised: Fri Jul 18th 2014
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