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Before I begin my research however, I need you to answer a few questions. I'll wait a few minutes for you to respond.
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Did you sign or receive any sort of documentation from the tow company?
I have a receipt showing payment of $366. I picked it up the same day it was towed & the towing company shows NC for storage. I thought I was paid in full
I recently received a letter from the towing company saying they put a lien on the bike. i INTEND TO FILL OUT THE DECLARATION OF OP[POSITION
On the receipt, is there any indication of the charges for the services provided?
ON what date is the letter dated and how long after you made the payment did you receive the letter?
towing charge $258.40, mileage charge $107.92, storage N/C
And in the lien letter, did they put any indication of what the additional charges were for?
I paid 366.36 on 5/11 which is the receipt date. The date the letter was issued is 5/15 which is the date"owner billed for services" I can scan these documents and email them
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Last thing before I can answer.
Do you have possession of the bike?\
It looks like they are now trying to bill me $250 for "storage to date" eventhough it was there <8hours. 366.32 for towing, 70 for lien sale
yes i have possesion of the bike
OK, and just so we are clear. Where did they two the bike to (their shop, a tow lot,???) and did they perform any sort of mechanical work on the bike?
yes their impound lot, and no work was done other than the loading/unloading for the tow
I have the CHP report to authorizing relaes of the vehicle
Ok. How long did it sit in the impound lot|?
less than 8 hours
I picked it up before they closed the same day they towed it
And did you pay them after picking it up, or before they towed it?
after they towed it, and unloaded it at the impound lot. When I got off work around 3:30 pm I went and recovered the vehicle. It was towed at 8:00 am the same day
Thank you. Based on what you've told me and my cursory reading of the California Lien on Vehicles statute, I do not believe that the tow company has a valid lien.
I want to give you a more thorough answer though
And this will take some time reading.
So, I'm going to switch us into the Q & A format.
Thank you. I want to contest the lien
This will allow you to step away from the computer and not have to monitor the chat
I'll give you information on contesting the lien that I can find in the statute.
I'm switching to the different format now. Please check back in about 20-30 minutes for a more detailed answer.
Also can I counter with something along the lines of a beligerant litigant?
I am in the process of filling out my declaration of opposition on what I believe is the DMV's form 668. Is now the appropriate time for me to include documentation of why I'm opposing the lien? Also, should I send this response certified mail to the DMVlien sale unit?
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