If I own my car, can the municiple court take it?

I received a subpoena duces tecum. They are asking for the last 3 years of tax returns, titles and a few other things. I only own my car that is it. The plaintiff says withheld income or property from them to pay my medical bills which I didn’t. Now I’m worried that they will take my car and it is the only one my husband and I have, without it he will loose his job.

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Ohio


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the garnishment laws of all states in this country one's personal automobile that is worth typically less than $8,000 or so is exempt from levy in the event of a judgment against you. In the event an attempt is made to levy upon the car, you will need to quickly file a claim of exemption as to it with the court.

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