My question involves criminal law for the state of: Illinois
On Sept 13th I sold a car to someone for $1450. Me and the buyer proceeded to go to his bank, He got the $, and we went to my place, Signed the title, He signed his name, I wrote the sale date, and he left. I realized I forgot to take my license plates off! I quickly called him and HE agreed to meet somewhere ASAP. I was on my way there and he called. Saying he wants to go back on the deal now. I couldn't because some of the $ was already spent. So I said no and he goes apeshit and decides hes keeping the plates.
Basically, I left the plates on my car when I sold it, ME AND HIM made an agreement to get them back. HE went back on the agreement because he had buyers remorse and I wouldn't go back on it. HE is keeping them in spite that I didn't recend the sale.
Do I have a case in court or criminal? I reported them stolen, His actions are costing me an extra $150 for NEW plates. AM I able to go after the difference in cost of transfer/new plates in court? Do I have a criminal case against him? I saw the car 8 hours ago w/Wisconsin plates. I have only his full name and cell phone number and E-mail.
What do I do? Principal says sue or get the guy in legal trouble, reality says let it go. I'm stubborn enough to sue the guy for it if I have merit.
If I DID sue him, would I have a chance?