Re: Registration Not Complete, Car Towed
As mentioned, you have ten days to schedule a hearing. They must provide you with that post-storage hearing within 48 hours.
With luck they will be able to pull up at least the MO registration to show that it is not expired. If they cannot, then hopefully you have some paperwork to show that the registration is not expired. If the vehicle is not expired, they will have to release it. In fact, depending on the facts of the matter they may have to eat the cost of the tow as well.
Do you know what they based their assumption of expiration more than 6 months? Was it based upon the stickers on the plate? Something else?
If you are living in CA now then you can start the process to register it here rather than trying to get to MO and back.
Related: I need to get the car inspected to renew the registration, the DMV can offer a 1 day moving pass so I could get the car out of the tow-lot, but it would take almost 2 days to get to MO and back . I am incredibly overwhelmed by the whole situation.
Though, if you are now a resident (as defined in the post above) you will also have to consider obtaining a CA driver's license as well.
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