Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

I live with my fiancÚ in Virginia. His car broke down recently so I've been letting him use mine. We had an argument last night and I specifically told him that he cannot use my car anymore and that if he did, I would report it stolen. I woke up this morning and both he and the car are gone. I know why he took it and I know where he went. Can I report it stolen even though we are engaged and live together, and even though he has his own key for my car?

Asked on 10/16/10, 9:06 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Erin Ranney Erin L. T. Ranney, PLLC

You can file a charge called "Unauthorized use". It means that he took it without intent to permanently deprive you of it, but instead merely without your permission. You should make a report to the police to support any potential warrant.

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Answered on 10/21/10, 9:22 am


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