Beaverton, OR asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Oregon

Q: Any grievance process for tow hearing request denial. P.D. Lt. cited only lawful owner could contest. Request denied.

I was driving a truck for a friend when stopped by a canby officer, & towed as a result. Citing hazard as cause of impound. I reviewed all o.r.s relevent & feel the tow was unlawful. Canby tow reciept instructs process for hearing as the lawful possessor, security interest holder, or other person having interest in the vehicle may contest impound validity in writing no more than 5 days from tow date. I told the officer that the vehicle was purchased by a family friend earlier that day & I was servicing as licensed driver to transport the truck back to his home. I witnessed purchase on bill of sale & was legally in possession at time of stop. I adhered to all of the rules. Ten days later Lt wrote letter saying I do not have valid grounds as Im not on the title so request is denied.

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: I hope this has been resolved by now. When you need legal advice, it is always best to go see a local attorney.

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