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Can you go to jail for hiding a car that is out for repossession?


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2015-07-15 18:45:52
2015-07-15 18:45:52

YES, concealing mortaged property is a felony in most states. It is one of the lenders many legal options.

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Possibly, if someone else has a legitimate claim on it and you are preventing them from taking the car.

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You cannot go to jail unless your are hiding the vehicle where the bank cant get it then they can report it stolen and if you still have you can go to jail.

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no unless your not apart of a the program

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yes,you may be catched by cops.

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It is possible; Wisconsin is a self-help repossession state. Hiding the vehicle is called hindering repossession and is comparable to auto theft. When you purchase a car by loan, you do not technically own the car outright. You own it cooperatively with the loan provider. When you default on your loan, you give up the rights you had to the vehicle, and via lien law, the loan provider now owns the vehicle. Therefore it is not yours to hide.


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