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In most locations, yes.

However, generally it must be proved that you intended to conceal (the usual word) the asset. Keeping it in your locked garage is usually not regarded as "concealment". Keeping it at your fourth cousin's garage out of state probably is.

It's extremely likely that any effective attempt to prevent your car from being repossessed means you lose the use of it anyway, so there's ultimately not much point in doing so, particularly since the lender is generally allowed to charge you for the cost of the repossession... you're just building up more debt. Even if what you're doing is not strictly speaking illegal, about the only logical reason to do it is if you know that you'll be able to pay off the debt in full in a short time and want to keep the car from being repossessed before you can do so.

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Q: Is it against the law to hide your car from being repossessed?
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I assume you mean from a repo man. It is illegal to hide a car to prevent repossession. In some states criminal charges can be filed against you. In the end they will get the car. The lender does not want to repo the car anymore than you want it repossessed. Both you and the lender loose.Even if you hide the car eventually they will find it. Don't be foolish and try to hide it. Just set down with them and see if you can work out a deal? If not, then just turn the car over to them. This will save you the repossession fees which you are obligated to pay.

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Generally speaking, no.

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Is it against the law to hide your car from being repossessed in North Carolina?

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Can my car be repossessed if I own it?

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If you hide your car from being repossessed will you get in trouble?

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