On May 18th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th SD) announced passage of legislation (S1899A) to provide law enforcement with new tools to prosecute career car thieves. This bill, introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) makes it easier to bring felony auto theft charges against suspects previously convicted of a broader range of vehicle related crimes, assisting police and prosecutors in their efforts to break up auto theft rings.
Under current law, suspects may only be charged with felony auto theft if they have a prior conviction for auto theft but convictions for other prior vehicle related crimes do not apply...
Westchester Herald - (May 24, 2010)
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