In tennessee after 11 years can i go to jail for defaulting on a car title loan?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Merely defaulting on a car loan is a civil offense.
You can be sued, subject to other requirements (such as statute of limitations and exceptions) but you cannot be sentenced to jail for non-payment of debts.
If the default was also accompanied by a criminal act (such as taking mortgaged property out of state or hindering a secured creditor), then criminal charges can be brought -- or could have been brought -- but again, subject to the statute of limitations.
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