Unauthorized Use of Vehicle
Chapter 31 of the Texas Penal Code defines theft related offenses.
“Unauthorized Use of Vehicle”, as per § 31.07 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly operates another's boat, airplane, or motor-propelled vehicle without the effective consent of the owner.
An offense under this section is a state jail felony.
Severity of Crime
State Jail Felony
Confinement in a state jail for not more than two years and not less than 180 days
In addition to confinement, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000