Best Answer


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.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-10-06 08:26:11
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


21 cards

Im with someone in the army and we want to get married asap but would he get into trouble he is 21 and im 16

What does teachorous mean

What is the first aid treatment for arterial bleeding

What is the difference between an intentional and unintentional injury

See all cards
39 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why is a stolen car impounded after being found?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

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.

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?


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.

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 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.

How many stolen car found?

1 out of 3 cars stolen are found

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.

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

People also asked