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Q: I am trying to find out if I someone can sue me after I sold them a car?

I sold my car to someone with a simple agreement signed. 2 payments in 2 weeks. All it said was I agreed to sell the car for 1500 in 2 payments. I asked him not to drive it until paid in full. He drove the car without permission 12 hours across state lines and took over a month to pay me. Now he's threatening to sue me bc it didn't come with a title. It my car I just lost the title. But that wasnt in the agreement, can he sue me or press charges for that?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Steve Miyares

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  • Norfolk, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Who has title to the car? That person is the owner and is the one with authority to sell it. If you are not the legal owner if the vehicle, then you did not have legal authority to sell it. You should consult privately with an attorney to review all the facts and circumstances of your situation and advise you on the best course if action for you.

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