Hagerstown, MD asked in Criminal Law, Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia

Q: I need help on deciding whether to file a criminal or civil case. I recently bought a vehicle and was given a fake title

I bought a truck under the agreement that I would be provided a clean title. The guy gave me a complete different title then what was promised. I then found out he never registered the truck in his name therefore he would be title jumping with isn’t allowed. I believe what he did was fraud or perjury. You can’t sell someone a vehicle and give them a fake title.

1 Lawyer Answer
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You can speak with a law enforcement officer and a Magistrate Judge about filing a criminal charge. You more likely have a civil complaint and you should file a complaint with the Virginia DMV.

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