boyfriend went to prison best friend says he has power of attorney on the vehicle but I was given the vehicle a year ago when he got arrested and I've maintained all of the repairs and pay for everything now he wants it back but he's in prison and his friend wants to sell it
Assuming the friend actually does have a valid power of attorney, then depending on what powers it granted, the friend may have the right to act on your boyfriend's behalf and do anything he could have done. If you received the vehicle as a gift you could file a case asking for it to be returned to you, though you will need to prove that it was a gift. If you've put your own money into the vehicle, you may have a right to file a case to recover the funds you spent or put a lien on the vehicle so that if it is sold, you will repaid then. Consider talking to a personal injury or civil litigation attorney about this matter.
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