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Impound and Inventory of a Vehicle (Part 1)

Generally, a police officer can seize any vehicle they have probable cause to believe contains illegal items or evidence of a crime. Once the vehicle has been “seized,” police can then conduct a search at a police facility or impound lot. The California Vehicle Code details when a car can and cannot be impounded.

If contraband or evidence of a crime is discovered during the course of a lawful inventory search, that evidence will be admissible in court against you.

It is important to contact an attorney versed in the California Vehicle Code to determine whether police had a proper basis for impounding your car.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime in California, contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839 or www.wklaw.com for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

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