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Motor Vehicle Fraud

Texas has strict laws relating to the fraudulent transfer of a motor vehicle. When a car is taken or sold without the consent of its owner, it is considered motor vehicle fraud. This includes car leases, subleases and property transfers involving motor vehicles.

When charged with motor vehicle fraud, the punishment varies depending on the crime and a fraud attorney should be contacted if you find yourself in this situation.


Motor Vehicle Fraud Attorney Dallas TX

If you have been accused of the fraudulent transfer of a motor vehicle in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton, Plano, Allen, Lewisville, Rockwall or the surrounding areas, contact The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy immediately.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are skilled criminal defense attorneys in Dallas. They will use their combined experience to devise a strong defense on your behalf.

Contact Richard C. McConathy and Brian Bolton of the The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy today at (972) 233-5700 to set up a free consultation. Named Rising Stars by Texas Monthly Magazine, the attorneys at the The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy will work zealously to achieve the best possible results in your motor vehicle fraud case.


Motor Vehicle Fraud Information Center


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What is Motor Vehicle Fraud?

Motor vehicle fraud or fraudulent transfer of a motor vehicle is governed by Tex. Pe. Code Ann 32.34.

An individual or company commits an offense if they accept or acquire a motor vehicle of another person under an oral or written agreement to arrange for the transfer of the motor vehicle to another third party and is:


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Motor Vehicle Fraud Penalties

If the individual or company does not disclose the location of the vehicle on the request of the vehicles lien holder, they can face a Class A misdemeanor. For the rest of the crimes:

All charges under a motor vehicle fraud are serious and should not be taken lightly. An attorney should be contacted immediately I you have been accused of any of these charges so they can build  strong defense for your case.


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Avoiding Charges

In the state of Texas, car dealers are required to keep the following records related to any car sales.

If you have been involved in the sale of car and are unable to provide certain documents there may be an issue with what you initially received from the seller. The items listed above do not apply to individual vehicle sellers.


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Motor Vehicle Fraud Attorney Dallas TX – The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy

If you have been accused of motor vehicle fraud, you still have options. You should remember to contact an attorney immediately. If you contact The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy at (972) 233-5700 you will receive a free consultation from a skilled white collar crime defense attorney.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy is proud to serve those in Dallas  County, Tarrant County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Collin County and the surrounding areas. 

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15110 North Dallas Pkwy #400
Dallas, TX 75248

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5068 W Plano Pkwy #300
Plano, TX 75093

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5700 Granite Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024

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1333 W McDermott Dr #200
Allen, TX 75013

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777 Main St #600
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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1308 Teasley Lane, Suite 116,
Denton, TX, 76205

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