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My car was stolen and re-sold. The police recovered the vehicle but said I would have to go to court to get it back because it was re-sold with a salvage title. It has been sitting in the police impound until we receive a court date. IS THERE SOMETHING OR SOMEONE I CAN CONTACT TO GET THIS RESOLVED

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

Houston Texas. The vehicle was stolen 2 years ago and they recovered it this year.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No I wasn't sure what type of attorney to hire.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We just had a major flood(Hurricane Harvey ) and now the truck was flooded while in their possesion

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Unfortunately at this point there's not much that can be done.

Since your car was stolen and then resold with a salvage title, the state prosecution will be interested in bringing criminal charges against the person who committed this theft.

The state does have the responsibility of establishing this person's guilt, and until then, it is standard procedure for the vehicle to be held in impound until a decision is made in the case.

I'm sorry to not have better news for you pertaining to the release of your car, but the good news is you will most likely be able to recover the value of your car and/ or the cost of any damages and repairs caused by the flooding while in impound via restitution payments from the criminal case.

I hope that helps!

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