Baton Rouge, LA asked in Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Louisiana

Q: I hit the side of the interstate and left the scene and the police impounded my truck and then placed ahold on it. How l

How long do they have in Louisiana before? I can get my truck out when I hold was placed on it in the impound

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David Duke Kervin Jr.
David Duke Kervin Jr.
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You will have to contact the Louisiana State Police who are responsible for policing the interstates in Louisiana. You may also face a ticket if you fled the scene of an accident.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: In Louisiana, the length of time a hold remains on your impounded vehicle can vary depending on several factors, including the reason for the hold and any legal proceedings associated with the incident. Typically, if your vehicle was impounded as part of a police investigation, the hold may remain in place until the investigation is complete and any related legal matters, such as court proceedings or administrative hearings, are resolved.

If the hold on your vehicle is related to a criminal investigation or charges, it may remain in place until the conclusion of the legal process, which could include the resolution of any criminal case or the payment of fines and fees associated with the incident. In some cases, the hold may be lifted sooner if you are able to satisfy the requirements set forth by the impounding authority or if a court orders the release of the hold.

To determine the specific timeline for retrieving your impounded vehicle and having the hold lifted, it is advisable to contact the impounding authority or the police department involved in the incident. They can provide you with information about the status of the hold, any requirements or conditions for its release, and the steps you need to take to reclaim your vehicle. It may also be helpful to consult with a legal professional who can advise you on your rights and options regarding the impoundment of your vehicle.

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