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First off, the best way to get the property back is to file criminal charges and have them seize the items to be used in the case.
The victim can file a civil suit as well, there is no reason that there can't be both a civil suit and a criminal case.
ok should any steps be taken prior to filing the criminal case?
In the civil case the victim can ask for a turnover order asking the judge to order the person to give back any property in their possession.
like should a letter of intent be mailed prior to turning over to the district attornies office?
Also, social security and most retirement is not subject to garnishment.
The victim could go and see a local lawyer and ask them to send a letter, They don't want to send it themselves because it has to be worded properly or the threat of prosecution can be illegal as well.
There are no legal requirements prior to filing the charges.
ok so the best option is to hire an attorney then
It would be best first.
can the attorney assist in file the criminal charges as well
is there any type of warrant in texas like in virgina that can be requested by the courts like a warrant for diue I like, misspelled I am sure
I'm not sure what that is. There is a warrant in debt in VA but that is really just a regular lawsuit.
ok thank you so much for all your help, have a great day
what sort of attorney should my friend hire in regards XXXXX XXXXX matter. Thanks
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