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Towing Issues/Car got towed for no reason


chuycucui wrote at 2013-04-22 02:16:54
The expert doesn't know what he's talking about. A towing of a car becomes a seizure within the meaning of the 4th Amendment. The sheriff or whoever has to have very good probable cause to seizure your car. There are ways to contest the tows. They are called "Tow Hearings", Wow, what a surprise. Just remember federal law trumps state and local law. The police/sheriff are so used to getting their way they think they're legally correct. Bullshit!It's just that to fight or contest a tow is all heavily weighted in the police/sheriffs favor anhd is expensive and complicated. Until someone sues and wins, things will not change. However police policies have been rewritten in L.A. and San Francisco because of lawsuits.      Jesus Garcia

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