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Can police take personal items without a warrant? e.g. car

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can police take personal items without a warrant? e.g. car
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Patrick H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question.

There are certain situations in which items can be seized by the police, including cars. Cars can be seized and impounded by the police for offences such as high range speeding or street racing and you can read about such seizure powers of the police in the following link under the section titled "Motor Vehicle Sanctions":

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/offences-penalties/street-racing-hoon-offences.html

If the driver was not the owner of the vehicle and did not commit the offence with the knowledge of the owner, then the owner may have a right to apply for the release of the vehicle.

I trust the above assists your understanding.

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Patrick