Olive Hill, KY asked in Intellectual Property, Libel & Slander, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Kentucky

Q: Is it legal for a deputy to take my license out of my car if my car was parked on someone else’s property?

My husband was given permission to cut wood for a lady on her property she owned. He even took her firewood. The truck would not start one evening before leaving and he had to leave it parked til morning to come fix it. The next morning the truck was gone. Before I called to report it stolen, I called the towing services (this was on thanksgiving morning I must add) luckily I found the truck. The tow truck driver said the property owners son in law ( which so happens to be a deputy) called the towing company. She’s stating she never gave permission, which she’s lying because we have multiple witnesses who heard the discussion.

The truck was locked up and my husbands license was took. We thought it was lost, but when we later went through a roadblock(month later), the deputy ( son in law) told the cop at the window that my husbands license was at the sheriffs office. A week past and went to sheriffs office and sheriff said his license was not there. Legally, what should we do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Go apply for a new license. The deputy taking the license is not actionable.

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