Period to recover movables

The ownership of movables prescribes through uninterrupted possession for four years in good faith. The ownership of personal property also prescribes through uninterrupted possession for eight years, without need of any other condition. With regard to the right of the owner to recover personal property lost or of which he has been illegally deprived, as well as with respect to movables acquired in a public sale, fair or market, or from a merchant’s store, the provisions of Articles 559 and 1505 of this Code shall be observed. (Art. 1132) . Movables possessed through a crime can never be acquired through prescription by the offender. (Art. 1133 of the Civil Code)

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