Wanted car ad – how to submit a wanted car?

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Wanted car ad – how to submit a wanted car?

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Have you left your car in the usual place, in the parking lot or in the yard of your house, but after a while you noticed that it disappeared? According to official statistics, tens of thousands of cars are stolen every year in Ukraine. That is why a wanted car ad is a popular service among clients of our law firm Prykhodko and Partners. In this article, we will tell you how to correctly submit a car for search in order to achieve an effective result, that is, the return of your private property. 

Legislative framework of the issue

In the current Ukrainian legislation, there are certain difficulties with the interpretation of the concept of hijacking/theft of a car. Article 289 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine refers to theft, i.e. taking possession of a car without the purpose of profit. As for theft, this is Article 185 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, that is, the complete sale of a car or its parts. The degree of punishment under the above-mentioned articles depends on such factors as the subtleties of the interpretation of the laws, the wording of the charge, etc. Important: insurance cases apply only to stolen cars. It is better for the victim in this situation to enlist the support of professional lawyers.

Algorithm of actions of lawyers when announcing a wanted car

Prykhodko and Partners lawyers will help you correctly assess and analyze the situation from a legal point of view.

First, we will ensure that the law enforcement officers open criminal proceedings under Article 289 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. This is a very important stage. Information about car theft is entered into the MIA Search Database. Our lawyers will help you prepare the relevant application. This is a mandatory step in order to start the legal mechanism of declaring a stolen car wanted.

Important: the opening of criminal proceedings under Article 289 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is not only an important step from the point of view of finding a stolen car. The point is that kidnapping can be carried out for the purpose of committing various crimes. It can be robbery, kidnapping and even murder. That is why it is important to inform law enforcement officers about the fact of car theft as soon as possible.

Secondly, so that your application does not get lost in the offices of law enforcement officers, we will remind you about the circumstances of the case in the Department of Patrol Police. Thus, all Offices will be notified. It is they who are in daily contact with the owners of vehicles that move around different territories of our country.

You should attach printed color photos of the stolen car to the application. To identify the car, the engine number, VIN number of the chassis or body, color, state license plate, etc. are additionally indicated.

Thirdly, it is very important that the stolen car does not cross territories that are temporarily not under the control of Ukraine (that is, under occupation) or crossing points on the border. For this, our lawyers will prepare appropriate applications to the authorities at the checkpoints. Therefore, organizations such as the State Border Service of Ukraine and the Department of Organization and Customs Control of the Federal Tax Service will receive information about the search for a car.

Thus, searching for a car on your own is quite a difficult task. Organizing your own search and investigation can result in the loss of significant resources and valuable time. That is why it is better to entrust this matter to professionals - representatives of law enforcement agencies and lawyers of Prykhodko and Partners.

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