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Q: Can I take my friends car if she doesn't want to give me my car I paid for?

So I just got out of prison and a girl that I thought was my friend let me stay at her daughter's house "paid rent" "food" ect.. about a couple days of me being there I started looking for a car... Her boyfriend said that his brother has a couple vehicles for sale... He told me I could get it cheap cause his brother who's selling the cars because he needed money for living expences... He showed me pictures and we made a deal and we took a trip 4 house away to Yuma AZ to go pick up the car... Me being on probation I can't cross the border or I can get violated... So I had to give my friends boyfriend the money so he can get the car... NOTE: I paid $200 for someone to take us there... He also was getting a car with his own money supposably but when he got back to where me and my friend were waiting for him to go get the car.. he only had his truck and he said that my car wasn't ready yet that we would return Sunday to get my car.... I thought ok fine... Never went back...

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Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Unfortunately some key components are missing from your question in order for an attorney to provide you with an answer. It's important to know who has the money that you gave to the boyfriend. Did he pay it toward his car, did he put it as a deposit on your car, or does he still have it? If he took your money and spent it on himself or didn't give it back, then you'd have a case to at the very least get your money back. If he gave it as a deposit, then you could argue that you have a case to get the car from the seller of the vehicle. However, none of these potential answers mean anything without more details.

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