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Was Your Car Illegally Repossessed?
A repossession company employee should have a qualified certificate showing they are licensed to repossess vehicles in California. When your car is repossessed the repossession company must not enter any private building or a gated secured area without the permission or consent of the owner of the property. No breach of the peace can take place as well. A repo company cannot use physical force or threat of physical force when repossessing your vehicle. If they threatened you or physically touched you may be entitled to damages.
No False Representations
No false representation or implication can be made either verbal or in writing that the repossessing company is part of any unit of the government including the United States, state, county, city or municipal government. They cannot represent that they are an attorney or that they have a communication from an attorney. It is improper to make you believe or ever say that not making the car payments will result in arrest or imprisonment of you or result in the taking of any of your other property unless the action is lawful and the loan company has told the repo company to inform you of the actions the loan company intends to take. They cannot tell you that something is legally possible when it is not. The repossession company cannot make a false representation or imply that you have committed a crime or any other conduct in order to make you feel disgrace.
No False Documents
The company attempting to repossess or repossessing your vehicle cannot use any written communication which attempts to represent it is approved by court, official, or agency of the government, United States, state, city, municipality that makes or would lead you to believe it is from the government. There basically cannot be any use of any deceptive forms or documents.
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