We 1st question that comes to mind? WHY would you do that? Why get involved in something that's NOT your problem? Are you benefiting from this in some way? IF you wont give the car to the repoman, TAKE it back to the DEBTOR and tell them to handle their problems themselves. ANSWER; in some states YES. CA in particular frowns on it.
MY ANSWER; In Arizona we drove our vehicle everywhere, we just had to hide it from the Ford repo. guys. Its beenover five years and ford no longer wants the vehicle. The X still has to pay for it..I have it in Washington state now and have had a protection order through the courts to prevent the X from taking it. In Arizona and Wash. I have been pulled over by police and never had a problem, just a few tickets.
A civil action can be taken against you in a court. In Georgia, O.C.G.A. 16-9-51 "Hiding, encumbering or endangering property subject to security interest........" is a Misdemeanor charge that I have employed multiple times to "squeeze" the necessary whereabouts of a specific vehicle, piano, diamond ring from a debtor. If the warrant does not "squeeze" the way I want, then there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest on the books. The next time the person is pulled over.....In the slammer and only a judge can let them out! So consult the Law books in your state abnd find out if this type of action applies. If it does not then the only thing you have to worry about is the debt on your credit.
Its really a moot point because you are NOT hiding a car from the repoman. YOU wouldn't do that. And the lowly repoman CANT file the charges anyway. S/he doesnt have that authority to act on behalf of the lender. The lender wouldn't waste anymore money on the clunky car you alledgedly are hiding. IF they could put you in jail, how would you ever pay the money you owe?????
after a legal process the lender can both sue and have you arrested.
Repossession of a carDo you mean, "can you be arrested for not allowing repossession of a car?" If so, then yes, you can.If you meant 'can you be arrested for repossessing a car?" you can't as long as you have a permit/license to do so and conduct yourself in a lawful manner duriong the actual repossession.Added; In potentially violent situations, repossessors will sometimes call law enforcement and ask them to 'stand by' while they take the vehicle, but only to prevent a breach of the peace. Law enforcment will play no part in assisting in the actual repossession of the vehicle, inasmuch as repossession is done under a civil court order, and is not a criminal matter
You will get arrested because the government can track you down. BEWARE!
You won't be arrested and the police won't come after you it is a civil matter not criminal. You may be right, you won't be arrested and the police won't come after you but if it's a Felony in California and Florida to hide a vehicle from repossession, how is that a civil matter? Sounds criminal to me but nobody will enforce it.
what are the legalities of voluntary vehicle repossession
Sample letter of vehicle repossession for the state of texas
Not at the time the lender seeks repossession of the vehicle, but if it is found that fraud has been committed (vehicle hidden, sold, etc.) them criminal charges could be applicable.
I don't think there is a statute of limitation on repossession of a vehicle anywhere as long as there is an overdue payment outstanding.
Dealerships are not typically recognized repossession agents, however, if you bring in a vehicle for service, and a valid repossession order exists for that vehicle, the delareship may secure the vehicle for the lender so that repossession may take place.
Contact an attorney.
pay what you owe
A "repossession notice" is a civil matter. A police oficer cannot hold the vehicle for repossession. Unless, there has been a court proceeding and the judge has ordered the vehicle held if stopped. A repossession notice also cannot stop the registration of a vehicle.
Yes, it is called hindering a creditor, or hindering repossession. It is not likely that you will be arrested for such, but it is far more likely that the creditor will obtain an order of replevin. If such occurs, the repossession agent is likely to return with this order accompanied by a law enforcement officer who will order you to surrender the vehicle. If you refuse you will be arrested, and you will have to surrender the car to secure your release.
No, provided the contract was entered into legitimately by you, and in some states you do not attempt to hinder the repossession of the vehicle. In the event you entered into the contract fraudulently, you can be charged and arrested for fraud or attempted fraud. In the event you attempt to hide the vehicle or prevent repossession, you could be charged with hindering the lender, or in some instances for auto theft.
a voluntary repossession is where you turn over the vehicle instead of us having to come get it from you. www.aerecoveryandtowing.com
Pay off the loan.
No. The only vehicle that can be repossessed is the vehicle for which the agent has a valid order of repossession, OR in some cases, a vehicle the agent encounters (such as reported by a camera car) in the process of locating another repossession. Anything other would be wrongful repossession or possibly grand theft auto and extortion.
If there is suspicion that you are hiding th vehicle and effectively are guilty of theft, yes. Remember that once the lending institution gets a judgement, the vehicle is theirs and you no longer have any right to it. * If the lender obtains a replevin or other court order the judge might allow them to apply for a warrant but it would be rare. Vehicle repossession is a civil matter not a criminal one and the courts are very reluctant to overlap the two issues.
I am a repossession agent in Virginia it takes 2-3 months of not paying before the repossession status occurs.AnswerI am a repossession agent in Virginia it takes 1 missed payment then repossession status occurs.
I own a repo company in Washington state, so I'm not a expert in Georgia laws, however in most cases states consider repossession or self-help repossession to be a civil matter. Most likely your local PD would not take action against you. This is provided there is not a court order, forcing you to turn over your vehicle.