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If I let my brother use my car under the
pretense that he would pay the notes but never
did then wouldnt return the car is it
Asked on June 2, 2019 under Business Law, Mississippi
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 1 year ago | Contributor
Technically, it is: he is taking the vehicle when his permission to do so has been revoked. But in my experience, the police will not see it that way: because you initially gave him permission to take/use it, they will see this is a non-criminal "civil" dispute over the terms under which he may use it (e.g for how long; having to do or pay what in exchange for its use). You most likely will have to sue him about his: you can sue him for a court order for its return, or simply for the value of the car and any other amounts he owes you (e.g. for its use, such as the note payments during the time he had it).
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