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My car broke down on the side of the road bout a week ago, i…

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Hello so my car broke down on the side of the road bout a week ago, i couldnt find out where they took my car and when i did they were closed for days during holiday. The fines still continued to stack so right now i dont have the funds to pay them, theres no criminal charges on the vehicle its a civil matter. are they able to legally hold my car or am i able to pick it up and they can send me a bill in mail?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Arizona 2009

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Its a 2009 scion

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

Theres no criminal charge, the police did put a tow sticker on it but i talked to them and they said theres no criminal charge and they not holding in a police lot, its in a private tow lot

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 6 months ago

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but they odds of them releasing the car without payment are very close to zero - since once the car is released they pretty much have no leverage to get paid. I wish I could tell you otherwise but that is the law and, believe me while I don't always love what the law is, I'm not doing you any favors if I don't actually tell you what it is.

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