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What can we do about the car

My wife got a car for her daughter both of them are
on the paper work my wife is the primary and her
daughter is the co signer. Her daughter let some one
use the car. They said there were just going to work
and back but the car ended up in Roma Tx and they
got pulled over with drugs and wetbacks in the car
and the car go impounded. They havent told us
anything about the car its been 7-8 weeks now. We
are still paying on the car

Asked on August 5, 2019 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

 
Call the law enforcement agency where the 'friend' was arrested and see which impound lot they took the vehicle to.  If there is not a police hold on the vehicle, then either your wife or your daughter should be able to go and retrieve the vehicle after presenting proof of ownership.  If law enforcement has a hold, then you'll need to visit with law enforcement and the prosecutor's office about then releasing their hold.  Often, law enforcement will seize vehicles used in crimes to have them forfeited to the state.  However, they don't like seizing vehicles with liens against them because they don't have enough funds to pay off the liens most of the time.
 So step one is to call law enforcement, call the impound facility, and call the DA's office.


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