2011 California Code
Vehicle Code
DIVISION 1. WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED [100 - 680]
Section 250


CA Veh Code § 250 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

A chop shop is any building, lot, or other premises where any person has been engaged in altering, destroying, disassembling, dismantling, reassembling, or storing any motor vehicle or motor vehicle part known to be illegally obtained by theft, fraud, or conspiracy to defraud, in order to do either of the following:

(a) Alter, counterfeit, deface, destroy, disguise, falsify, forge, obliterate, or remove the identity, including the vehicle identification number, of a motor vehicle or motor vehicle part, in order to misrepresent the identity of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle part, or to prevent the identification of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle part.

(b) Sell or dispose of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle part.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 386, Sec. 1. Effective September 8, 1993.)

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