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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Exclamation My Sister Has My Car And Won't Pay Tickets

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: California

    My dad gave me a van a while ago, and he promised to buy me a new car if I let my sister have the van, so I gave her the keys. As I was about to switch the title of the van, she got a few tickets, and she refused to pay them. So in turn I refused to give her the title. I recently stopped talking to my dad and sister, since they refuse to address the issue. At this point I don't care about the new car my dad promised me, I just want to keep the van. The problem is I don't know where she lives. I'm afraid she might end up ruining my driving record. Is there a way I can get the van back, even though I did agree to let her have it? Nothing was left in writing and the van is still under my name. Can the police do anything? What do you recommend? I would really hate to have to take her to court.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Behind a Desk

    Default Re: My Sister Has My Car And Won't Pay Tickets

    You are free to ask the police what, if anything, they're willing to do for you. Given that you let your sister take the vehicle as part of some complicated family arrangement and trade that fell through, I doubt that they're going to get involved - but I can't speak for them.

    If it's your vehicle (you're a title owner) you can find the car and take it back. If you have to pay your sister's parking tickets, issued against your car, you can sue her in small claims court.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    CT & IL

    Default Re: My Sister Has My Car And Won't Pay Tickets

    Tell her to return you property of you will call the police. Continue to allow her to keep and use the van & it may legally become hers.

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