Question by  Flowerpot (21)

What rights in due process does a citizen have when a city government tows his vehicle?

I think the towing violated my rights.


Answer by  Jesse68 (126)

Unfortuantely,this is going to be hard to prove. You will have to look into the laws of where you reside. Be sure that you were parked legally, and be able to prove it. Once you can prove that you were not parked illegally, you will have to speak with the head of the departemnt for an appeal on your case.


Answer by  linsm (898)

A citizen usually has the right to be notified. In some cities for instance, a vehicle that is reported as abandoned, the city is required to not only place a sticker on the vehicle, but they are to send a letter to the vehicle owner; check your local laws.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Due process means that you cannot be deprived of "life, liberty or property" without consideration to the laws in place for your protection. Unless your car was towed for absolutely no reason, you most likely have not had your rights violated. If you have, there is a fairly simple solution.


Answer by  knowitall39 (475)

No, due process does not apply to a towed vehicle. Due process only applies to you and your person, not to your property. The city government is well within their rights to tow your vehicle if it is parked where it should not be. The towing did not violate your rights, just pay the fine.


Answer by  user21 (361)

The city government has not violated any of your rights as a citizen. Any disputes you have will need to be handled in traffic court.

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