My girlfriend was driving her friends car after the friend got arrested. The husband of her friend put a warrant out for her because she had the car.
The crime of "unlawful use of a motor vehicle" is not a traffic ticket offense; it is a criminal code violation. Generally, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle is punished as a Class A misdemeanor offense. See, Code of Alabama, 1975, section 13A-8-11 'Unauthorized use of vehicle; unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.' which states: "(a) A person commits the crime of unauthorized use of a vehicle if: (1) Knowing that he does not have the consent of the owner, he takes, operates, exercises control over or otherwise uses a propelled vehicle; ..."
"(4) Unauthorized use of a vehicle is a Class A misdemeanor, except that if a person by force or threat of force takes, operates, usurps or exercises control over a propelled vehicle with an operator or one or more passengers aboard he is guilty of a Class B felony."
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