Elizabeth City, NC asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: My ex boyfriend told me I could keep my cat when I move out but now he’s saying I can’t

I have been living at the location for over a year and I have residency. I moved out about a day ago and he told me over text once I move into a new place I can come and get my cat. Now he’s saying I can’t come and get him taking back what he said. I have text proof of him saying I can come get my cat when I move in. I have a key to the house, can I go and take my cat or is that illegal?

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Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Why not go to the magistrate's office in the county where your ex lives and ask for charge to be brought against him. If you simply go to the house to get your cat, he may have you charged with robbery or theft.

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