What can we do about the car that my wife and daughter own if it was impounded?
Question Details: My wife got a car for her daughter and both of them are on the paperwork; my wife is the primary and her daughter is the co-signer. Her daughter let someone use the car. They said there were just going to work and back but the car ended up in another town and they got pulled over with drugs and wetbacks in the car and the car got impounded. They haven't told us anything about the car; it's been 7-8 weeks now. We are still paying on the car.
Call the law enforcement agency where the 'friend' was arrested and see which impound lot they took the vehicle to. If there is not a police hold on the vehicle, then either your wife or your daughter should be able to go and retrieve the vehicle after presenting proof of ownership. If law enforcement has a hold, then you'll need to visit with law enforcement and the prosecutor's office about then releasing their hold. Often, law enforcement will seize vehicles used in crimes to have them forfeited to the state. However, they don't like seizing vehicles with liens against them because they don't have enough funds to pay off the liens most of the time.
So step one is to call law enforcement, call the impound facility, and call the DA's office.