Riverside, CA asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for California

Q: my motorhome was stolen and sold and i cant get police to help me get it back, yes it was sold without my permission

the people who bought it say they purchased it from me but i have roof i was incarcerated at that time. the police wont honor my pink slip and wont check the valdity of the paperwork the people posess

1 Lawyer Answer
Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I'm sorry this happened. You can find answers. But you'll need to do some detective work.

The things we need to know will include:

1. Was the registration current?

2. Where was the vehicle last parked or stored, to your knowledge?

3. Was there a loan on the vehicle? If so, were the payments being made on time?

4. If the vehicle was being stored, were the storage fees being made on time?

Without further info, I'll make a wild guess about what happened. I suspect your vehicle was either: 1 - repossessed, or 2 - towed for parking violations, or 3 - had unpaid storage fees.

If the situation is any one of the above, your vehicle could have been legally auctioned off, and the high bidder would have been able to obtain a valid lien sale title from the DMV. If you were in jail it is plausible that you did not receive actual notice. A notice of proposed sale would have been sent to your last known address.

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