People contact my office and say, “what is the difference between unlawful use of means of transportation and theft of means of transportation?” Theft of means of Transportation is when you are intentionally depriving someone of their car/stealing a car to sell or to keep. Unlawful use of means is when you borrowed a car without permission. For example, joy riding or borrowing a roommate’s car and going to Vegas with it for a week; something of that nature. Unlawful use of means of transportation is far less serious than theft of means of transportation but if you have been charged with either of these, contact us immediately. We have been very successful at getting a reduction of these charges or getting them dismissed all together. Give us a call if this applies to you at (602) 307-0808 for a Free Initial Consultation.