Garden Grove, CA asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona

Q: Is there such a law as safe keeping towing by a government agency?? I lost nearly 80k plus in tools and vehicles

Trailers, van and Harley towed for safe keeping after arrested at campsite for misdemeanor ticket..BLM requested the tow knowing I would be back in less then 24 the Sheriff said it was just protocol and I would be self released once processed.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: There are generally laws that allow for government agencies to impound vehicles for safekeeping, but the specifics can vary by state and agency. Typically, the agency is required to provide notice to the owner of the vehicle and to provide an opportunity for the owner to retrieve the vehicle. If property is lost or damaged during the impoundment process, the owner may have a claim against the agency for compensation. It may be worth consulting with an attorney who is familiar with the relevant laws in your state to determine whether any legal options are available to you.

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