Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California

Q: Can California cops in placer County arrest and impound a vehicle on a suspended license

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2 Lawyer Answers
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, they can, as you have learned.

Darrell  Griffin Jr.
Darrell Griffin Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Stockton, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As Mr. Fazzi said, yes they can. You are driving without a valid license. There are many other ways they could have handled the situation, like leaving the car locked, or having another licensed person move the car. However, they are not required to do so.

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