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I got out am abusive relationship and I ownd him my car and…

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I got out am...

I got out am abusive relationship and I ownd him my car and his sis.i left him and they won't give me my car back. I can't even report it stolen

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

I lend him my car

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you contacted the manufacturer?

Tx

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Manufacter?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Unfortunately, the criminal justice system is not going to be able to help you. The reason is that when you voluntarily give someone your property it is not considered a crime (theft) if they refuse to return it. It is a civil matter.

Assuming you cannot find it parked on a street somewhere and just drive it away, you will need to file a petition, in the county where the ex lives, requesting a the court issue a writ of replevin.

That is a petition where you ask a judge to restore possession to you of your property being held by someone else. The order to restore possession is under threat of being held in contempt. The court also has discretion to order money damages for the loss of use.

While it is possible to proceed pro se, equitable remedies can get complicated and an attorney is recommended.

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