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    Wednesday, April 13 2016, 09:56 AM - #Permalink
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    Arizona Law:

    A.R.S. 13-1803, Unlawful use of means of transportation, states, "A. A person commits unlawful use of means of transportation if, without intent permanently to deprive, the person either: 1. knowingly takes unauthorized control over another person's means of transportation. 2. Knowingly is transported or physically located in a vehicle that the person knows or has reason to know is in the unlawful possession of another person pursuant to paragraph 1 or § 13-1814.Unlawful use of means of transportation is either a class five or class six felony offense.

    What this means to you:

    Yes, a person under the age of 18 can get in trouble for Joyriding; it is illegal whether you are the driver or the passenger.
    Joyriding is when you drive or ride in the car without permission of the owner.
    If a juvenile gets in trouble, is found delinquent, of joyriding, they can be placed on probation, fined, incarcerated (put in a juvenile detention center or jail), and lose their privilege to drive. If the juvenile damages the vehicle they may also have to pay for the cost to repair it.

    Additional Arizona Laws:

    If there is an intent to permanently deprive the owner of their vehicle, a joyride may become a theft of means of transportation, which is a class three felony offense (A.R.S. 13-1814). Even if the juvenile has permission to drive the vehicle, a person who drives a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property may be guilty of reckless driving, a class two misdemeanor (A.R.S. 28-693).

    Laws may have changed since the last time this article was updated. The current and most up-to-date laws can be accessed here.
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