How long will I have to wait until the vehicle can be released?

The vehicle will be impounded for 30 calendar days. At that time the registered owner will be responsible for paying the law enforcement fees, towing and storage fees to reclaim the vehicle.

Hanford Police Department will, on request give the registered owner an Impound Hearing on the impounded vehicle.
Monday through Friday 9 am - 3 pm

Fees charged by the Hanford Police Department to release an impounded vehicle are:

With Impound Hearing: $101
Without Impound Hearing: $ 85

On January 1, 1995, new laws were enacted to unlicensed drivers. These laws, California Vehicle Code (CVC) Sections 14602.6 and 14607.6 authorize law enforcement agencies to tow and impound vehicles for 30 days when driven by unlicensed, suspended, or revoked drivers. There is a possibility that the vehicle can be forfeited (taken from you by the State) if you have a prior conviction for driving while unlicensed, or suspended, or revoked.

If you allow yourself or someone else to drive your vehicle unlicensed, drive with a suspended or revoked license, your vehicle can be impounded.

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1. Can I put after-market tinting on the windows of my vehicle?
2. How long will I have to wait until the vehicle can be released?
3. I don't understand. Why 30 days? I absolutely need my car.
4. Is it illegal to use my cellular telephone while I'm driving?
5. My (brother / sister / friend) borrowed the car." or "I did not know his/her license was suspended. Why am I responsible?
6. Why is driving without a valid driver's license so serious?
7. Why was my car impounded?