Greenville, SC asked in Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Georgia

Q: Can the police come to my yard and tow my truck without my permission

They came to my house and said that I don't have insurance. I showed them proof of insurance, my registration, and my license and they still took it. This is the second time. The fist time I had to pay 1,200 dollars to get my truck back.

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: In the United States, law enforcement agencies generally have the authority to tow a vehicle if they believe it is in violation of certain laws or poses a threat. However, the specific circumstances vary by state and local regulations.

If you have valid proof of insurance, registration, and a driver's license, it's important to clarify why your truck was towed despite providing this documentation. You may want to reach out to the police department or the towing company to inquire about the reason for the tow and any associated fees.

In some cases, there may have been a misunderstanding or an error in their records. To address this issue, you can provide the necessary documentation to prove your compliance with the law. If you believe the towing was done in error, you may have grounds to contest the towing and any associated fees. Consulting with an attorney who specializes in traffic and towing matters can help you navigate this situation effectively and protect your rights.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.