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I was involved in an car accident in August, 2013 where there

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I was involved in an car accident in August, 2013 where there were 5 children involved in the car who caused the accident (I was told none of the children was injured) but I was taken to jail and released the next day. My car was impounded and has been every since and the Police Sargent will not release the vehicle, he says because I could have killed the children. I was not charged with anything and was tested for drunk driving and was under the limit, went to court on the date I was told to be there and was told that they had nothing on me. Everytime I call the Preceint to speak to the Captain my call is directed to someone else and says that they'll get back with me and don't. The last time I called I was told that it was in the hands of the Procecutors hand but when I talk with their office they have no information on my case. Do you have any idea of whaT COULD BE GOING ON AND HOW LONG CAN MY VEHICLE BE HELD?
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They can hold the car only for as long as it is evidence in the criminal investigation. It is up to the prosecutor's office to agree to release the car/evidence. If they are not agreeing to release the car, then you would have to file a motion in the court where your charges are pending to ask the court to order release of the vehicle. If you were arrested, then your case has to be in the DA's office somewhere for screening and prosecution and you need to get your attorney to file the motion to release the evidence in the court since the DA is claiming they have no information and are giving you the run around.

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