Re: Illegal Towing from Private Property
I would assume it can only be "illegal towing" if they towed it without reason. The fact that they towed by the sign appears to be non-compliant just means that the property owner owes you either double the storage OR double the towing fees.
Same as above... If the sign is non-compliant, the property owner owes you either double the storage OR double the towing fees.
My understanding is that tow truck drivers and companies are regulated and licensed by the DMV, they also contract with local law enforcement agencies (typically the CHP but it could obviously be any law enforcement agency)... Even if there is such a requirement to get a permit from the city, any fines or penalties for failing to do so would presumably go to the city, but you're free to pursue that if you wish!
The notice is not given to you, left where your vehicle was or taped on the garage door you were parked in front of, that notice can under some circumstances, be mailed to you within 48 hours.
And for this one, you should read the exception under Subpargraph 22658(n)(1)(B) The 10-mile radius requirement of subparagraph (A) does not apply if a towing company has prior general written approval from the law enforcement agency that exercises primary jurisdiction in the city in which is located the private property from which the vehicle was removed, or if the private property is not located within a city, then the law enforcement agency that exercises primary jurisdiction in the county in which is located the private property.
Question is, did you get your vehicle out... You obviously cannot leave it in storage for 2 weeks and the decide you want to sue the property owner for double the storage fees. Get your vehicle out ASAP!
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!