My daughter's boyfriend took the keys to her car and will not return them. What is my legal course of action
Send a certified letter requesting the keys returned or you will make a police report. If your daughter has the car I hope she has another set.
You can report the theft to the police, and/or sue him for civil conversion of the vehicle.
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In certain situations, stealing car keys is treated the same as stealing the car itself. Report this to police.
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