it certainly is illegal. because he is related to you has no bearing in this situation.it just as illegal as if he was a stranger. the only iffy part I can think of might be whether or not you gave him the keys issue. still,there must be a limit even to that.if there wasn't a time limit on loaning, every time you loaned your car you'd face the danger of someone keeping it while you must pay the insurance, snd if confronted they could say" no, I'm not keeping it,it was loaned to me." if he won't return it,sorry to say,you might be forced to turn to the police for help. you can call,or go to the precinct house and ask what would have to happen if you had to go to them for help. I hope he comes to his senses and gives it back before you have to get the police to help. good luck
Your brother can take your truck but only after the transfer of title is approved. This means the DMV will have to be involved in order to make the truck legally his. You will then have to apply for the transfer. Get more information on http://www.dmv.org/title-transfers.php.
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Last edited at 7:17AM on 5/20/2013
What a weird question...unless he has a right to 'repossess' it due to non payment of a loan, or you let him borrow it .. Of course it is illegal. When someone 'steals' your truck and prevents you from retrieving it .. has committed a very serious crime... brother or no brother.
Given that he is your brother, you can offer him a benefit by providing a warning .. that you will report it to the authorities, and he will be treated like any other thief. If he is physically threatening you from retrieving it, you can also charge him with assault.