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What is the charge of the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle?

Smithfield, NC |

Misdemeanor or felony? & what is the charge of leaving the scene of an accident?

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The unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in NC is a class 1 misdemeanor. Click on the link below for the details of the law and what it is.

I am not sure what the charge is for leaving the scene of the accident, but the the law on the duty to stop clearly indicates there is a charge for leaving the scene of the accident and the charge would be a felony. The links for these are below as well.

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This varies between states and depends upon the facts. Consult an attorney in NC.

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