Rome, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: What are the charges for someone that kept my down payment and didn't give me the property?

I was buying a car, gave down payment, got bill of sale, sales agreement, receipts, but car wouldn't work. I asked for money back but he refused.

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Samantha Embry
Samantha Embry
  • Lawrenceville , GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: What is your goal in pursuing the matter? If you are seeking to get your money back along with possible damages for the headache, you would be better off pursuing this matter civilly rather than criminally. The type of civil lawyer you would need is one who practices an area of law called, "consumer law" and handles automobile fraud. It sounds like the auto dealer may have violated a few business practices in this transaction. Additional information would be needed to ascertain what violations occurred and if you have a good change of recouping your money.

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