Motor and Other Vehicles

Theft and Related Offenses

SECTION 31-9-11

§ 31-9-11. Sale, purchase, or possession of keys or manipulative devices for automobiles.

Any person who shall sell, offer for sale, purchase, or have in his or her possession keys or manipulative devices designed or adapted to operate the ignition switches, door locks, or trunk locks of two (2) or more motor vehicles, the ignition switches, door locks, and trunk locks of which are designed or intended to be operated with a different key or set of keys for each vehicle, and those vehicles are not owned or leased by that person or in his or her lawful possession and control, unless that person is a locksmith, a duly licensed automobile dealer, a duly licensed body repair shop, an officer or employee of an automobile club or association, or a member of a duly authorized law enforcement agency, shall be guilty of a felony.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1968, ch. 95, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 221, § 7.)