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Vehicle Impoundment

Sacramento DUI Attorneys Vehicle Impoundment Laws

When a vehicle operator is convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their vehicle can be impounded. This frequently includes DUI cases involving:

  • An accident with injuries
  • Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated

Impoundment can last from one to 90 days depending on the specifics of the case. The owner of the vehicle will be required to pay various fees to recover the car after the impoundment period ends. In certain circumstances, the court can also order that the vehicle be sold as a nuisance, such as in cases involving vehicular manslaughter and injury-related accidents. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, a criminal lawyer should be contacted immediately for assistance with your case and to help prevent penalties such as impoundment. Has the court already ordered the impoundment of your vehicle? An experienced DUI attorney can also request a hearing and challenge the impoundment to prevent the loss of your car.

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Vehicle impoundment is one of several consequences that you will be facing in a DUI case. Sentencing can also include jail time, fines, court-ordered alcohol counseling and driver's license suspension. Wise Law Group, PC is a committed DUI defense firm that will stand up to the prosecution's efforts to achieve a guilty verdict. They are seasoned litigators with extensive courtroom experience and the knowledge needed to dispute the evidence against you.

In a DUI case, your vehicle can be impounded and even sold. The firm will work hard to prevent a conviction and the loss of your car. Michael Wise is a former prosecutor that will build a formidable defense and aggressively attack the prosecution's case. He is a no-nonsense litigator that seeks the best possible outcome for his client in criminal cases.

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