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was your vehicle parked illegally? did they say why it has been impounded?
i can find nothing in the CA code that allows for impoundment under your circumstances - but since it is impounded you can either wait the 30 days and pay and then sue in small claims court
or you can file for an injuction - which if granted would order them to stop holding your car and release it immediately - you would need the assistance of a local lawyer to get the expedited - but it might work.
oh. well, then you can file the injuction - go to the clerk of the court and ask for a form - get instructions on how to have it set in immediately - perhaps, you can at least get a court to order no daily storage fees
i checked the forms online and i cannot locate a one specific to your cause - you will need to have an attorney in your area work with you on this - you will need to have the fees waived because of you being homeless, etc - this is not something i can provide for you. but i will opt out and perhaps another expert can help you
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