Q: Are police required to give vehicle owner a receipt when impounding their car, after a traffic stop?
Police pulled me over and impounded my car, they didn’t give me a citation or any kind of receipt, then reported that they found my car parked and unattended
Under California law, police officers are generally required to provide the vehicle owner with a written notice or receipt when impounding their car after a traffic stop. The receipt should include information about the reason for the impound, the location of the impound lot, and the procedures for retrieving the vehicle. If you were not provided with such a receipt, it may be worth consulting with an attorney to assess your options and rights in this situation.
James L. Arrasmith
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
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