Either because of a DUI arrest or other reason, one of the most difficult and frustrating issues, if your vehicle has been impounded by police, is to find out where your vehicle is being held, and how to go about getting it back. In addition to the tow fees you’ll have to pay to get the vehicle returned to your possession, since the company holding your vehicle will charge a daily “storage” fee for each day the vehicle is on their lot, it needs to be done as soon as possible. Today, we at Kajioka & Associates, Attorney at Law would like to discuss how you can get your vehicle back after a DUI.
When Can Police Impound My Car?
When one or more of the following takes place, vehicles may be impounded:
Illegally parked cars, in some No Parking zones are schedule, make sure you retrieve your vehicle prior to the No Parking schedule goes into effect.
Arrest for unauthorized speed contest, such as street racing.
Drugs or firearms in vehicle arrests
Following a vehicle accident
How to I find My Towed Car After it Was Impounded?
To get instructions for that locality, each local police department may have different impound locations and you will need to call the department with jurisdiction. AutoReturn.com are reported to by metro and other police agencies in Clark County report impounds. By checking this site, most impounds in Clark County may be found.
The locations of the impound lots. Along with each company has their own lot in different parts of town, there are three tow companies in Las Vegas who impound vehicles. The following are the companies and locations of the main impound lots:
Fast Towing: 2201 N Commerce St, Las Vegas NV 89102. To retrieve a vehicle held by Fast Towing, call (702) 383-3278
Quality Towing: 4100 E Cheyenne, Las Vegas NV 89115. To retrieve a vehicle held by Quality Towing, call (702) 649-5711
Ewing Brothers: 1200 A Street, Las Vegas NV 89106. To retrieve a vehicle held by Ewing Brothers, call (702) 382-9261
To retrieve your vehicle, each company will inform you of what forms of payment they accept, and the total impound fee required. Usually the vehicle registration papers, and a photo ID is the proof of ownership you will need to provide. The tow companies are authorized to auction the vehicle should the vehicle is not retrieved within a limited number of days. Although probably won’t pay the daily storage fees, your vehicle insurance company may cover at least of portion of the towing fees.
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Vehicle impoundment at the time of arrest can present an unfamiliar set of circumstances with which most people are unprepared to deal with in addition to being arrested and taken to jail, getting bailed out, and then being without a vehicle. In order to preserve your rights, and to assist in retrieving your property, it is important to have an advocate on your side who can advise you of what needs to be done at a time such as this. If you have been arrested for DUI or some other criminal charge, contact Kajioka & Associates, Attorney at Law and let us assist you.