My question involves towing laws for the State of: Florida
This is something we are trying to sort out right now. I have a friend who got two of his cars towed away at 1 or 2 in the morning on Sunday (today) from an apartment complex. Car #1 had a temporary license plate that just expired on Saturday, so it expired about 1 hour before it got towed away. Car #2 was a perfectly active car, but the towing company claims that the tag expired in 2008, which is not true since this car was registered last month.
The towing company claims that someone in the leasing office authorized to tow the cars. However, the leasing company is saying they did not authorize the tow. We are waiting for a call right now from the manager of the apartment to further understand their side.
We talked to a police about this issue, and he said that the towing company will not be able to get into the community without the apartment office's authority. The police cannot do anything as of now.
What I would like to know is that, is there any law about towing a car in a certain time period after the expiration date of a tag?
This is a really unpleasant issue, and I hope to hear someone's thoughts about this.