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Illegal Use of a Motor Vehicle

Driving – Other Traffic Offences – SA

Welcome to the SA Illegal Use of a motor vehicle article page. Everything you need to know about Illegal Use of a motor vehicle according to SA law – Dated: 09/01/2009

What the Law States according to SA Law for Illegal Use of a motor vehicle

According to SA Law for the charge of Illegal Use of a motor vehicle:

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

The Maximum Penalty – Illegal Use of a motor vehicle

According to SA Law for the charge of Illegal Use of a motor vehicle:

The maximum penalty for a first offence is up to two years in gaol.

For a second offence, the penalty is a minimum of three months up to a maximum of four years gaol.

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

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