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What is the punishment for hiding a vehicle from a lender in Oregon?


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2005-10-08 17:33:30
2005-10-08 17:33:30

There isn't any.This is a civil matter not a crimminal one.If you are stopped by the police for speeding they don't care if the car is up for repo it is not their problem.It is between you and the lender.That is why the lender hires the repo co.


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Only if the lender pushes the issue and its not very likely.

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?????

Yes, it could be considered "theft by deception". When the lenders go to court to start reposession they have taken ownership of the vehicle. At that point you no longer have rights to the vehicle and if the lender claims that you are deliberately hiding the vehicle they could have a good argument for the theft by deception.

The lender owns the vehicle until it is payed for by the lender. The Primary lender will own the vehicle once it is payed for. It also depends on whose name appears on the title.

a lender can do as he/she pleases with the vehicle after 31 the state of Alabama

Possibly - especially if you start hiding your vehicle from the lender or the repo-man in order to keep the lawful owner (the lender) from taking it back due to non-payment. If you are willfully and knowingly depriving the lender of his lawful property and converting it to your own use, it is the same as if you had stolen it.

Confusing, but there are a number of scenarios where this might be possible. First, if the lender is the lender on the vehicle, the ARE a lien holder. They may not have "perfected" the lien, that is registered it with the state, but that is an easy matter for them to rectify. Second, if they are not the lender on the vehicle, and there is no other lien holder, provided they have a judgment, the court may order the surrender or sale of other property to satisfy the debt and the judgment. Third, if you have two vehicles with the same lender, and you are defaulted on one but current on the other, the lender may choose to do what is called a"converson of collateral." If so, then the lender may repossess the vehicle you are current on due to the default on the other. They will take which ever vehicle is the esiest to recover in these situations.

The lender is not required to take possession of the vehicle and can let the lien stand until the debt is paid. In addition, the lender can sue the borrower/debtor for the entire balance of the loan plus applicable legal fees, etc. rather than go through the reposssession and selling of the vehicle. As long as the lender is a lien holder the vehicle cannot be traded, sold nor transferred to another party.

You don't. You voluntarily surrender the vehicle to the lender, or at least offer the ooprtunity for the lender to secure it. If the lender declines, you get this in writing and ask the lender to surrender the title to you. On the outside chance this occurs, you take the title to the DMV and change the title.

The lender sells the vehicle, sometimes at auction. They attempt to get whatever they can for it. Often the price the lender gets is less than the outstanding loan. If the lender gets less for the vehicle than the amount that is owed, the lender will seek the balance (the difference between what was owed and what they sold it for) from the borrower. So, lets say you bought a car for $1000. You quit making payments. You still owed $800 when the vehicle was repo'd. The lender sells the vehicle at auction and gets $500 for it. The lender will come after you for the remaining $300. That's pretty much how it works. Bottom line: make your payments. This is where aflac comes in handy.

Contact the lender and make arrangements for them to secure it. If it is discovered that you are assisting in hindering repossession, or when the vehicle is found to be in your possession, you could be criminally charged. This could vary from accessory to a felonious act to as serous as grand theft auto.

If there is money owed to the lender with the vehicle used as collateral, the lender will be shown as a lien holder on the title and can if the contract is defaulted recover the vehicle according to the laws of the state in which it is registered. yes

No. Most (99.9%) of the lenders require you to maintain Comp.& collision Ins. on the vehicle the money was loaned for and secured by. If you fail to do this the lender can, and in most cases, will put this Ins. on the vehicle and you will be charged. The charge for Ins. placed on the vehicle by the lender will be quite high, and it is then added to your payment. If you get your own Ins., the lender will cancel the ins. they placed on the vehicle.

You must contact the lender. They hold legal rights to the vehicle. Selling it without their approval will get you into some financial trouble. Call the lender.

In most instances when you get behind on your payments. The exact details of when the lender will repossess the vehicle is listed in the contract you signed when you took out the loan on the vehicle. Read your contract with the lender.

When a debtor is behind on payments, NC law allows the lender to take possession of, or "repossess" the vehicle. A repo company on behalf of the lender can take the vehicle at anytime, anywhere that the vehicle is found and accessible. If the vehicle is in a locked fence or garage then the repo company cannot force entry to get to the vehicle.

Contact the lender they will tell you where and when your vehicle is being auctioned.

Not without permission of the lender. A vehicle cannot be sold without a clear title of ownership. The lender is named on the title of a vehicle as the "lienholder" until the vehicle is paid for or otherwise released by the lienholder.

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.

You must talk to the lender who has a lien on the vehicle. It is up to them if you will be allowed to take over the payments.

Yes but only with prior permission of the lender.

There's no rule. It may not be worth it for the lender to repo or take the vehicle. To be safe, you may want to send the lender a letter, certified return receipt, giving a time, date and place to pick the vehicle up. If the lender does not, be sure to keep the letter and green card to prove the lender abandoned it. Then you will want to get the title. You may have to sue the lender for it.

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