Albuquerque, NM asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Mexico

Q: Our car was stolen for a week, wrecked into a business and police caught a guy. Can we sue him for damages?

We had already filed a claim with our insurance and our car was already known to be reported stolen. These are his arrest charges:

Arrest Charges

Release Type:

Arrest Date: 02/13/2018

Arrest Time: 21:00

Arrest Location:

Statute: 30-22-1.1

Description: AGGRAVATED ELUDING

Case Number:

Release Type:

Arrest Date: 02/13/2018

Arrest Time: 21:00

Arrest Location:

Statute: 66-3-505

Description: RECEIVING AND TRANSFER STLN MOTOR VEHICL

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: You can sue him but you'd likely never see the money. Thieves usually don't have much.

See if you can get an order of restitution from the criminal charges--contact the DA's victim assistance coordinator.

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