Oklahoma City, OK asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: Police should be required to facilitate returning a stolen vehicle when recovered at no cost to owner. What can we do?

When a stolen vehicle is recovered police often call a towing service right away without even trying to contact the owner. Owner has to pay horrendous charges to get their vehicle back. It feels like extortion. No other theft is treated like this. If a citizen finds someones wallet, aren't they required to turn it over to police or the owner without a fee? This practice is grossly unfair to car owners.

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Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I know this doesn't answer your question, but if they find the person who stole your vehicle and charge them, you can demand restitution for all damage to the vehicle and I believe towing and storage services. Upon conviction the person would be required to pay you or face incarceration.

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