Vehicle Interference

Vehicle Interference, Tampering with a Motor Vehicle

The offence of vehicle interference is closely connected with dishonesty offences, due to the intention of the alleged offender. The offence is defined by Section 9 of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981.

If you are accused of vehicle interference, the Prosecution must prove that:

  • You have been physically interfering with a motor vehicle, trailer, or anything carried on a motor vehicle or trailer, and intended to either

The offence of vehicle interference is a summary only offence, and so can only be dealt with by the Magistrates Court. The maximum sentence is 3 months imprisonment, but unless damage is caused to the vehicle a Community Order is a more likely sentence.

If you have been accused of vehicle interference, it is important that you have expert advice from a specialist criminal defence lawyer. Contact us to see if we can help you find an experienced solicitor or barrister for your case.

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