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Question: I'm 17 and my dad took my car away. Yes, he bought the car and paid off the insurance but the car is under my name. He got cocky with me last night and threatened to sell my car but its under MY NAME. What are my rights, can I take him to court, or call the cops and make them make him give me the keys ?

Answer: At the age of 17, you are still considered a minor.  That means that your parents are responsible for you and your actions.  While a vehicle may be in your name, your parents are still considered to be responsible for that vehicle and you. They paid for the vehicle, paid the insurance on the vehicle.  You don't say why your dad took the vehicle away.  Unless you are emancipated (meaning you are financially responsible for your own well being, and a judge has signed papers that you are able to take care of yourself without a parent or guardian) you are still a minor until the age of 18 and under the guidance of your parents.

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  • I'm 17 and my dad took my car away. Yes, he bought the car and paid off the insurance but the car is under my name. He got cocky with me last night and threatened to sell my car but its under MY NAME. What are my rights, can I take him to court, or call the cops and make them make him give me the keys ?

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