Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

Altering a VIN Number

You can rely on Michael L. Fell to stand up for your rights and fight for a favorable outcome to charges of altering a VIN number.

If police and prosecutors suspect you of deliberately altering a VIN number, you could face up to 1 year in jail and have to pay up to $1,000 in fines.

But if they believe they can prove you altered the VIN as part of a scheme to conceal the identity of the vehicle or the part prior to selling it, the consequences will increase dramatically. You could be looking at a felony charge carrying up to 3 years in jail and up to $25,000 in fines.

With so much at stake, you obviously need a skilled defense attorney.

Look no further than Michael L. Fell.

Michael L. Fell is an aggressive defense attorney with a real passion for helping his clients through even the most daunting and complex criminal case with confidence and optimism. As a California Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Michael L. Fell can make sure the charges against you are merited and perhaps even convince the prosecutor to settle the case quickly and favorably.

Possible Defenses to Altering a VIN

Depending on the facts of the case, Michael L. Fell may be able to show that you could not have committed the crime of altering a VIN because:

  • Someone else altered the VIN—perhaps even before you possessed the car
  • Though you did deface the VIN, the damage was accidental
  • The police discovered the altered VIN in the course of an illegal search and seizure

Attorney Fell will also be sure to dedicate ample attention to the task of disproving any allegations of involvement in stolen car sales, to prevent the alleged VIN alteration from being charged as a felony.

Need Help? Call The Law Office of Michael L. Fell Today

Whether you are facing a charge for altering a VIN or some related charge such as operating a chop shop, buying vehicles with tampered VINs, or vehicle registration fraud, Michael L. Fell can help you mount the strongest possible defense. Call (949) 585-9055 now to get Attorney Fell on the case.

Law Office of Michael L. Fell - Criminal Defense Lawyer

Michael L. Fell

Have you been accused of a crime? We'll get through it together.

No matter how daunting the criminal charges against you may be, the Law Office of Michael L. Fell can provide the aggressive and effective defense representation you need to secure the best possible outcome to the case. We will stand beside you each step of the way, passionately advocating for your rights and protecting your future against the consequences of undeserved or unduly harsh punishment.