Any vehicle can be impounded at any time, if it is involved in a crime. The police do not need anyone's permission to impound a vehicle. However, you are entitled to at least one phone call.
The fees and fines are the responsibility of the registered owner. You can sue the driver if you want to get the money back
Impound will sell your car after the impound fees are higher than the value of the vehicle.
If your vehicle is in a private impound or police impound then yes. They only are obligated to give you without charge your government issued ID card(s), medication(s), and corrective lenses. They can hold anything else, even your house keys, clothes, food, whatever. Also if you "abandoned" your vehicle at an impound in Minnesota and the towing company goes through the legal process of placing a lien on your vehicle the property goes with the car.
no they can not
The vehicle will likely be impounded to the police impound lot, where it will be kept under security until the impound fee is paid. The vehicle also may be searched, if the police obtain a warrant, or if state law permits.
Yes. It WILL cost you a pretty penny. Retreving a vehicle from impound could cost anywhere from $500 to $1500 to get it back. Good luck!
Leave it. The impound lot will probably sell it if you, the owner, don't retrieve it in a certain amount of days. (They won't come looking for you) I had a college friend whose car broke down at a 7-11 store, they towed it, he just bought another vehicle and was glad to be rid of the old one!
it gets damaged the authorities remove and impound the vehicle.
The easiest method is to call the impound lot in the jurisdiction where the vehicle was last located.
Yes, if they have a court order and/or if the vehicle is listed as stolen and/or used in the commission of a crime.