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In Arizona can a mechanic hold your car if you refuse to pay

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

My friend's car is at a mechanic shop and she thinks the mechanic is overcharging her

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Just wanting to know if she can get her car legally without paying

Submitted: 30 days ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 30 days ago

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's situation.

Was she given a written estimate at the time she dropped her car off?

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Customer reply replied 30 days ago
I don't think so
Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Was she notified in advance, even verbally, of what the cost of repairs would be?

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Customer reply replied 30 days ago
I just want to know if he can keep her from getting her car
Customer reply replied 30 days ago
Does she have the right to take her car
Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 30 days ago

This is more of a civil matter than a criminal matter.

If she has the keys and the ability to get her car from the premises, then yes she can do so, and the mechanic would then have to file a claim in small claims court to recover the money for the repairs.

Your friend would also have the ability to respond and dispute the charges.

This is a matter that the police are usually very hesitant to get involved with, as again it is a civil matter.

Your friend can still nonetheless contact the local police and inquire whether they would be willing to assist her in getting her vehicle returned.

If she had a written estimate that she agreed to in advance, then this would prove more difficult.

She could potentially be faced with a theft of services allegation if she agreed to the charges in advance, and then refused to pay and removed the vehicle from the premises. The theft of services is a criminal offense.

Alot depends on whether these were charges she agreed to in advance or not.

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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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