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Why is a stolen car impounded after being found?


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Answered 2007-10-06 08:26:11

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Stolen cars are impounded for a few reasons. One would be that the Police might want to check it for finger prints. Another reason that the car would be impounded is if it was stolen, and the police think it was stolen too easily, they might want to check for Insurance Fraud and last but not least, they might impound a car while trying to find the owner.

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How can you find out if your car has been impounded?

Call 911 to report the car stolen. If it has been repo'd or impounded they will tell you.


What happens after a repo man says he reported the car stolen?

If a finnancing reposesor has takin the car, and it was stolen from him. it would be listed as a stolen vehicle by the local police. when found would be immediately towed and impounded. until the "OWNER" of the car retrieves it.. Wich means the bank, or financing company that the car was bought from.


To get back an impounded car how much will it cost?

It's highly variable. You'll need to pay towing and storage, and depending on why the car was impounded you might have to clear that up as well. Your best bet is to call the number you were given on the notice that your car had been impounded and ask. If you haven't received notice yet (maybe you noticed the car was missing and called the police, and that's how you found out it was impounded rather than stolen), then the police should have given you a number to call; call that.


Can the impound lot keep the items in your vehicle if your car was reported stolen?

No.Another View: The police may retain any items found in the car pending proof that they actually are your property.REMEMBER: The car was reported stolen... and then it was recovered and impounded. The perpetrators MAY have used the vehicle during a crime spree and stashed their stolen goods in the car. The owner of the stolen vehicle would not be the beneficiary of the stolen goods just because they were in his vehicle. and they may have to present proof that the items found in the car actually belong to them.


If items were stolen from your car during the time it was impounded by the sheriff's with no inventory done can you sue the sheriff's department?

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Can a unregistered car be impounded?

yeah any car can be impounded


If the owner was not involved can the police have a hold on an impounded vehicle?

Yes, if your car is related in an accident or crime it can be impounded for being part of it.


If someone else drives your car and the car get impounded. Can the legal owner get the car out of impound before 30 days?

It would depend on what the car was impounded for. The easiest way is to pay the impound fees. Is that possible? If it's a case of the car being used in the commission of a crime (DUI or more serious) or if drugs were found in the car, you may be facing a forfeiture.


How many stolen car found?

1 out of 3 cars stolen are found


What is adjective of steal?

stolen. The police found the stolen car this morning.


Your car was impounded and your husband had extraordinary license inclusive have you got rights what can you do?

Not enough information is supplied about the reason for the vehicle impoundment.For instance - was it impounded as evidence? Was it impounded as being used in a crime? Was it impounded as an unsafe vehicle? Was it seized for drugs? Was it seized pursuant to an arrest for DUI?


Proof that the car was impounded?

Contact local police station in the town where the car was impounded. they should have that information available


Can you clean out your car after it get impounded?

no they take the car and everything in it.


What happens if your car is impounded and drugs are found in it?

If the car is in your name and no one confesses that they were there drugs then you are possible looking at jail time. If someone else was borrowing your car at the time and it was impounded you may have a suspicion of doubt and get out of it, or if you were driving it and there were more than you in the car you may have a suspicion of doubt or all of you get charged.


How long should police hold your car if they found it after being stolen?

Each city and state will have their own laws as to how long to hold a recovered stolen car. They could hold the car up until the court date of the accused thief.


Where is your impounded car?

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What happens to car with drugs?

It get impounded.


What is the difference between having your car impounded or having it seized?

when a car is impounded you can get it back, by showing paperwork and paying some fees. when your car is seized, its gone, you can't have it.


Does a car depriciate in value after being stolen?

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Where to locate impounded car?

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How do you retrieve an impounded car?

pay the fine.


Can a car get impounded at a residences house?

Yes


Does your car get impounded if you dont have proof of insurance?

It depends on the legal jurisdiction, and the decision of the officer who made the stop. But, yes, in many locales you car can be impounded.


How do you get an impounded car back in Illinois?

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What is a Lien Fee for on Impounded Car?

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