I let someone use my car and they got arrested for a suspended license. (ugh! I need an online database to check these things) Anyway, the officer told me over the phone that my car would be towed. I went to the police station and they gave me my keys. When my uber driver drove by the place where my friend was arrested, my car was sitting there unattended. So I hopped in and drove off. Someone said there is a warrant out for my car and I could now be arrested. Is this true? What should I do? There was no sticker or anything on it.
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Who told you that there is a warrant on your car and how did they get that information? The police turned your keys over to you with no further instruction and now you have been led to believe you are at fault for driving your car? Your car was going to be towed because it is a hazard to leave an unattended vehicle on the roadway. If you have a valid drivers license, is there any reason to believe that you would not have been allowed to drive it away had you been present at the time of the stop? I would call the non-emergency line for the local police and clear up any misunderstanding, if there is any. Seems like if there is a misunderstanding, it would be civil in nature and could be cleared up with a simple phone call.
The police gave you your keys. It is logical to assume you could go pick up your vehicle rather than having it towed. Besides, warrants are issued for people, not cars. What should you do? Nothing. In the future, check for a valid the license before lending your car to anyone.
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