Damn, I hope this was legal...

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Damn, I hope this was legal...

Post icon  Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:11 PM

Ok, I did something stupid without thinking about whether or not the laws would be the same in this state(Georgia) as my home state. Back home it was legal to steal your own car from a towing place. Because 1.- It's your property 2.- You never asked for the services of this company. and 3.- They basically steal your car to get it. Does anyone know if the laws on this are different state to state??? I tried googling it but couldn't come up with anything...

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:15 PM

I would think it depends on why it was towed. You stole it (it being your property) from the tow place, however, if the city had it towed, you are interfering with police business. You may not be asking the tow place for service, but someone else did. I know when the city towed my car, I had to pay the place to get it back, plus a fine.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:18 PM

I lived in Georgia for almost 20 years and I can tell that is NOT legal in the state of Georgia
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:19 PM

i just don't park in places where my car will get towed. like i trust some 8 dollar an hour asshole to treat my car with the love and respect it deserves. PSSHAW
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:29 PM

i'm pretty sure thats illegal everywhere.
maybe not peru.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

albania?
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

View PostTyler James Lee, on 19 Sep, 2007 - 01:29 PM, said:

i'm pretty sure thats illegal everywhere.
maybe not peru.


You're right Tyler, its called 1st degree theft
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:36 PM

To obtain the car you would be breaking and entering and trespassing on private property I think most states have laws against that...
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:37 PM

I moved a guys car out of my parking spot in high school and the police charged me with auto theft because I was "in control of his vehicle"
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 02:05 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 19 Sep, 2007 - 01:37 PM, said:

I moved a guys car out of my parking spot in high school and the police charged me with auto theft because I was "in control of his vehicle"


I lol'd to this whole topic... thanks :-)
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

you are welcome
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 02:49 PM

must have been a shitty place that couldn't even keep cars locked up.

last time i went to pick up my towed truck,
it was like entering a prison.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:21 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 19 Sep, 2007 - 01:37 PM, said:

I moved a guys car out of my parking spot in high school and the police charged me with auto theft because I was "in control of his vehicle"

Right right... maybe, but you left out the part with the hookers & booze that lead to your arrest, wherein you were in fact in control of his vehicle.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:37 PM

Yes, it is illegal in Georgia! I talked to a friend at an auto shop that tows and the APB for my car came across his scanner. I discovered they can charge Grand Theft Auto, Theft by Deception, Breaking an Entering, and Trespassing. Plus they could have made the people who dropped me off to be accessories. The crazy part was I called them to tell them that I had to take the car to get money to pay the tow and that I was going to come back and pay it. On the way I get lost trying to find my way there but I notice I'm being followed by a large truck with tinted windows. I make several turns and this guy's still following me. I'm thinking this is an undercover who's ran my plates, but when I try to lose him he takes a side street and cuts infront of me. IT'S THE TOW GUY! and he's pissed. He jumps out like he's going to fight and yells "You get your $%## ass back to that shop now!" I'm like "but..." "I don't care you get your &$^# ass back!" I was going to say "but I don't know how to get there." But somehow I made it. He cussed me for about 10 minutes then after waiting for another 15 minutes, the sheriff never came and he said I could go to jail or pay 3 times the ticket. ($225) Needless, to say that I took the money. Be this a lesson to me and others, if you move out of state the laws change!
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:28 PM

It's hard when you can't find your way home. LOL :D
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