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As a general rule, you can't use a mechanic's lien to "repossess" a car in Colorado after the car left the shop/property. While you likely had the right to assert a mechanic's lien, the courts don't allow you to "self help" by grabbing a car from someone else's property. The reason for this is that there are too many ways that things can go wrong.
You can sue and ask the court to allow you to keep the car until paid and that would take care of the problem. If you use a lawyer then you can sue for the attorney's fees as well.
You can find a lawyer to assist you by going to www.lawyers.com and in the section for Area of Practice enter Civil Litigation or Business Law. Either of those will have the skill set you need.
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