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If I'm sitting my vehicle and the repo truck hooked up then…

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If I'm sitting my...

If I'm sitting my vehicle and the repo truck hooked up then relized I was in it can he still keep

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?

Arizona

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

I'm checking legality of the repossession. All my work tools in truck. they got early am today

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

I just want to know if I have right to get my stuff back

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 3 months ago
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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. So, generally, if you fall behind on your payments, a lender is allowed to repossess the vehicle, even if you are still in the vehicle. The law allows for you to obtain personal items from the vehicle as those are not subject to repossession, but these are things like purse, coin change, and documents in the glove box.

You may have a separate cause of action not related to the vehicle if you believe they know you were in the vehicle.

False imprisonment occurs when a person is confined to a bounded area. In a suit for false imprisonment, the damages award may include compensation for loss of earnings while imprisoned, for bodily and mental suffering caused by the imprisonment, and for expenses incurred in securing discharge from restraint including a reasonable attorney fees.

You may want to consider just writing a formal demand letter if you suffered any harm. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation. How else can I help you today?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
does the repossesion cover my tools
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

No. If you have tools in the vehicle, then the impound lot is required to give them back to you. Because you didn't get a loan for your tools, you can recover those.

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