Eliminate Punitive Impounding of Vehicles
In the event of arrest, municipal courts shall allow owners
of legally-compliant vehicles a reasonable number of
hours to have their vehicle moved by a licensed and
capable driver in lieu of impounding the vehicle as a
punitive measure. Penalties associated with immediate
impoundment are disproportionately burdensome on
poor and impoverished residents and are not essential to
municipalities’ public safety or justice interest.
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