the legality of towing a vehicle that is parked on
private property without permission:
-obviously the vehicle is essentially "trespassing"
on the private property and legal action may be
taken to remove said vehicle.
However, mustn't this be done through the
police? Isn't calling a tow truck to move the
vehicle illegal, since it is responding to a legal
infraction with yet another legal
If the towing
company takes the car off the
private property at the request of the
property owner WITHOUT notification to the vehicle
owner and WITHOUT police participation, this is
theft and/or illegal search and seizure is it not?
It is taking the law into your own hands (and is
illegal) if the property owner does not involve
police in the removal of the vehicle, right?
The owner of a piece
of property in which a vehicle is illegal parked has
the right to call a wrecker to have the vehicle
notification for police is required because it is a
'private property tow'... nothing
If an officer responded to
such a call, he doesn't have the authority to
tow from private property.. only
public roadways or easements.