If he is the registered owner, he needs to show that he has a valid driver's license and the car has valid registration. Can he go to the DMV and get this paperwork? If so, he then needs to speak to the local police, who will direct him to an officer who is in charge of releasing the hold. The officer may need a judge to release the car.
It's not your car. You can't get it out of impound, only the r/o can.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
Mr. Hill and Mr. Finnecy are correct. Being on the insurance is not enough to retrieve the car. You would need to be a registered owner.
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