The prosecution must prove that a person charged with these types of offences knew that that they did not have permission to use or interfere with the motor vehicle.
It sometimes occurs that a passenger in a motor vehicle is charged with this type of offence. If the person did not know that the vehicle was stolen or used without the owner’s consent then that person has a defence to the charge.
Convictions for this type of offending carries with it lengthy periods of disqualification.
If you have been charged with an offence of this nature contact our office.