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Since it is not known what the police questioned the driver about, there is no way of really knowing why they need to keep the car for X number of days. Since they also charge for storage (which I think is a total ripoff), it would be a good idea to retain a lawyer because they can cut through all of the red tape and the police cannot BS the attorney.
Regarding your question about International Driver's Licenses - If a person is a resident of any State in the United States, he or she cannot use an international driver's license here. They must use the driver's license of the State of their residence. The International driver's license can only be used by them outside the United States.
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1. What I am saying is that it might be possible for an Attorney to get the car out of impound sooner because, if a lawyer is involved, they cannot BS the lawyer with something they can ordinarily pull over a non-lawyer. The lawyer will know immediately what the police are trying to do;
2. Do the police do this to collect money ? - Absolutely, that's why I think it's so unfair.
3. International Driver's license - You are correct, someone visiting the United States from Mexico, Canada, or any other country, can drive in the United States with an International Driver's License.
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