download ferguson commission report (PDF)

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.

Take Action

Know your new rights

Know the new rights secured by recent legislation to municipal courts and government, namely 2015 Missouri Senate Bill 5, which is now law.

Tags Justice for AllIncreasing Awareness of Rights and Procedures
Take Action