While many states have separate statutes covering grand theft auto, Texas is unique in that auto theft is not covered by a specific statute. So, depending on the circumstances and nature of the alleged offense, you may be charged under several different statutes.
Because Texas auto theft crimes can be charged as several types of offenses, the laws surrounding auto theft can quickly become complex.
Considerations (whether the owner of the vehicle was present and the value of the auto involved, for example) are made when deciding whether auto theft will be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Sentences range from probation to years behind bars.
Grand Theft Auto in Texas
Grand theft auto is defined as taking someone else’s [...]