Impounded Vehicles During DUI Arrests

San Francisco Bay Area Impounded Cars Attorney

Under the California Vehicle Code, police have the authority to impound any motor vehicle for 30 days, if the driver is caught driving the vehicle without a valid driver’s license or on a suspended or revoked license. If you have a previous record of driving on a suspended license, you may also face possible forfeiture of your vehicle. Under most conditions, you may only be able to recover your vehicle by providing proof of reinstatement of a valid driver’s license.

If Your Car Was Impounded Wrongfully By Police Call Us Today: 650-573-8000

Police often impound a car first and ask questions later. Often, car owners are unaware that the person they have loaned their car to does not have a valid driver’s license, or a friend or relative uses the car without the owner’s knowledge. Under the law, the vehicle owner maintains full responsibility for ensuring the car is only driven by a properly licensed driver. Even if the car was impounded because of a police mistake, however, fighting to get it back falls completely on the owner’s shoulders.

The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, in San Mateo, California, offers services to help recover your vehicle after police impoundment. Our defense attorneys have more than 40 years of experience protecting the rights of people who face DUI and other criminal offenses in communities such as San Mateo and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We can help you with everything necessary to recover your vehicle and handle the details of returning your car. If the car was wrongfully impounded, or impounded in violation of your civil rights, we will do everything to challenge the action and keep your record clear.

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From our offices in San Mateo, we represent clients whose cars were impounded in communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Contact our offices to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced San Mateo vehicle impound lawyers today. Call 650-573-8000.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
San Mateo Law Office