What are the penalties for a private citizen to hold human ashes and heart medications for ransom?
1 attorney answer
Contact law enforcement and ask them to go to premises where your property is located with you to obtain your property. There is also a civil action for conversion (monetary damages for the value of wrongfully dispossessed property) but this does not guarantee you get the property itself back or replevin (return of property to its rightful owner). Hopefully, this will be resolved with the intervention of law enforcement.
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