POSSESSION OF A VEHICLE WITH A REMOVED/FALSIFIED
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER - ELEMENTS
No person may be convicted of the felony/misdemeanor of possession of a vehicle with a removed/falsified identification number, unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:
First, the defendant possessed/bought/received/sold/(dispos ed of);
Second, [an engine for] a vehicle;
Third, knowing/(with knowledge) that the identification number of the vehicle/ engine;
Fourth, had been removed/falsified/defaced/covered/dest royed/altered/forged;
[Fifth, and with the intent to conceal/misrepresent the identity of the vehicle/ engine].
Statutory Authority: 47 O.S. 1991, § 4-107(b),(c).
Notes on Use
The Fifth Element should be included only for felony prosecutions under 47 O.S. 1991, § 4-107(c).