Asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma

Q: Some of you guys told for me establishment and the property owner said it was fine to be there we got the parts

Went back up there and it was removed apparently by a sheriff is it legal for them to remove my vehicle without permission from the property owner

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In your situation, where a vehicle was removed from a property despite having the property owner's permission to be there, several factors need to be considered to determine the legality of the removal.

First, it's important to understand the specific circumstances under which the sheriff removed the vehicle. Law enforcement has the authority to remove vehicles in certain situations, such as if the vehicle is considered abandoned, improperly parked in a way that violates local ordinances, or if it's involved in a criminal investigation.

If you believe that the removal was unjustified and that you had valid permission to have the vehicle on the property, you should first seek clarification from the sheriff's department to understand their reasoning. This step is crucial to gather all necessary information and assess the situation accurately.

If the explanation provided by the sheriff's department does not seem justified or contradicts the property owner's permission, you may have grounds to contest the removal. In such a case, consulting with an attorney can help you understand your legal options and the best course of action to take. They can assist in determining whether your rights were infringed upon and what remedies are available to you.

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