Can a tow company keep you from getting things from your vehicle?
Question Details: My car was towed and I just purchased it; I was going to register it the following day. The bill of sale and title are in the car and they will not let me into the car to retrieve it I have the keys but they say no, my purse all my cards and clothes and everything is in that car. Can they legally do that? Isn't that racketeering?
In CA, the owner of a car is entitled to retrieve theor personal property from the vehicle for free. Of course proving your ownership is problematic, although you can have them get the papers out of your car and check them. At this point, pursue this case woth legal aid as you plan. They should be able to help.
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