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I purchased a vehicle from a local dealership. I got pulled

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Hello, I purchased a vehicle from a local dealership.
I got pulled over by the police and the police impounded my vehicle because the car was not registered in my name yet (30 days after car bought) and actually it was still in the persons name which whom sold it to the dealership...
I just found out that some company got my car out of impound and now I cant locate the company or the dealership.. what do I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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Sorry...I am not sure I understand your question.

What company took your car out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
a company named "after hours recovery repo" (that's all the information the police could give me)
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

To verify, the rig is not registered or titled in your name?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its in my boyfriends name which he is right here with me .. sir I don't have another $52
but I can explain everything.. if I do pay for the advice do you help me win the case?>]
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

You say

it was still in the persons name which whom sold it to the dealership

Was this your boyfriend?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the dealership signed over documents to us.. Oswaldo and I (Michelle).. exception The owner of the dealership said that because my credit score was bad that we shouldn't put my name on the contract. (so I have a separate contract between my boyfriend and I (just a written agreement I had him write, noting that I would be making half of the payments, etc.) just a personal written agreement.
THe dealership asked us to come back within three weeks to get the smog done.. I went to his shop within five days. he was very hard to get ahold of ... anyways..
police pulled me over, pulled off my dealer plates and underneath where plates (unregistered) from previous owner prior to dealer to a guy named pedro..
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1. How much did you pay for the car?

2. Did you pay the dealer a down payment and borrow the rest? Or, was it a cash purchase?

3. Can you upload the sales contract that you signed at the dealership?

4. Did the dealer tell you he owned the vehicle or had clear title?

5. What has the dealer said to you about this now?