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California Impound Law Changes

Over the past few years thousands of cars in California have been towed when the driver did not have a valid license. It became such an issue that several watchdog groups cried out for a change in legislation. Their cries have finally been heard and a change in legislation is set to take place this month.

In the past, police would call to have vehicles towed if the driver did not have a license. However, this seemed to affect certain groups more disproportionately than others, a fact that did not go unnoticed.

The new law will prevent police from impounding cars as freely as they once did. Anyone who is arrested for not having a license can call for someone to pick up their vehicle instead. This is only valid if the person's only offense is not having a license, however. If someone is arrested at a DUI checkpoint for being intoxicated and not having proper documentation, police can call to have the vehicle taken away.

Do you have questions about the DUI laws in California? Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry now to set up a time to get answers from an Orange County DUI lawyer from our firm.