Q: My girlfriend gave her keys while in jail & recently her grandmother got power of attorney & trying to say I stole them.
My girlfriend was arrested for violating probation and while she was in there she signed her keys out of her belongings and told me to take care of her car and her things while in jail. Well just recently her grandmother got power of attorney and is trying to get the car and is threatening to press charges on me and my mother for stolen vehicle, but the vehicle was towed to a repair shop to get fixed and I only have the keys. I'm not trying to keep her from getting them but I also don't want to get in trouble for nothing.
A: You cannot prevent the attorney-in-fact swearing out an arrest warrant against you. But be prepared to post bond, hire an attorney and subpoena your girlfriend at jail to testify at the Preliminary Hearing. You could write the mother a letter explaining what has happened. Since she has the authority, if she wants the keys, give them to her without an argument.
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