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What does it take to get a car impounded in Vallejo out of

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what does it take to get a car impounded in Vallejo out of the lot prior to 30 days?
JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?
Customer: california, Vallejo- 2004 old
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: nope
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: it was impounded allegedly because the owner let his cousin drive it who either did not have a license or could not produce a license.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
The owner of the car will have to go to the impound lot and bring proof of ownership and proof of insurance and a valid driver's license to the impound officer to get the vehicle released and they will have to pay the impound fees and towing fees, which would total about $500 or so. Here are the instructions and form with times of operation:
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I researched that back in 2011 a law was signed into effect that allowed for the unlicensed driver to find a licensed drive ror owner to come to them to move the car before it got impounded.
What law is this and what is the name?
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your reply.
It is actually now too late to argue that, since the car was indeed impounded and you have no idea other than what the driver is telling you, whether they offered him the opportunity. This is also at the discretion of the officer as to whether to allow them to call someone depending on whether or not the officer will wait for the licensed driver to arrive.