the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. MUNICIPAL COURT: see lower court.
The theft or attempted theft of a self-propelled vehicle that runs on land and not on rails. “Joy riding” is included in this classification. Carjacking is classified as a robbery.
Unlawful taking, or attempted taking, of a selfâ€‘propelled road vehicle owned by another, with the intent to deprive the owner of it permanently or temporarily.
Motor vehicle theft is defined as the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle, including joy riding. (FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definition).
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle: includes motorcycles.
Motor vehicle theft is a criminal act of theft generally understood to refer to the stealing of automobiles, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, trucks, trailers or any other motorized vehicle legally allowed on public roads and highways, including attempted thefts; but not to aircraft, boats, motorized wheelchairs, bulldozers, and spacecraft.