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Can a car be impounded if there are drugs found but the driver isn't the owner?


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Answered 2005-04-17 20:53:52

Yes. The owner will have to present proof of ownership and pay any towing and impound fees. That is assuming the car cannot be held until a decision is made on whether or not state forfeiture laws apply.

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