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Theft from a motor vehicle

§ 3934.  Theft from a motor vehicle.

(a)  Offense defined.–A person commits the offense of theft from a motor vehicle if he unlawfully takes or attempts to take possession of, carries away or exercises unlawful control over any movable property of another from a motor vehicle with the intent to deprive him thereof.

(b)  Grading.–

(1)  An offense under this section is:

(i)  a misdemeanor of the third degree if the amount involved was less than $50; or

(ii)  a misdemeanor of the second degree if the amount involved was $50 or more but less than $200; or

(iii)  a misdemeanor of the first degree if the amount involved was greater than $200.

(2)  When the offense is a third or subsequent offense within a five-year period, regardless of the amount involved and regardless of the grading of the prior offenses, an offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

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