My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: California
On 1/22/08 my car was towed by the DOT of Los Angeles because of Expired Registration although it had a valid 2009 tag, and according to my Registration card my cars registration was valid from 1/22/08-1/22/09. In other words my car was improperly towed and I had to shell out more than 460.00 to get it out, and waste valuable time getting it released. I asked the DOT about reimbursing me for the amount since it was erroneous, they said that since they ran my tags and it came back from the DMV that my tags were expired they were not going to give my money back since they were in the right to tow my vehicle. They indicated that I needed to address this with the DMV and let them decide whether they were to reimburse me for my expenses.
I called the DMV today who indicated that since I had renewed my registration at a AAA office rather than the DMV office than they were most likely not liable even if I was given valid stickers and an official DMV registration card for the AAA office. Somehow AAA made an error in reporting and this voided my registration (of course without me knowing).
I requested a TORT form which will be mailed to me and will fight to get what I have spent. But what are my rights and what are your personal thoughts on if I will get this money back from the State of California?