My car was involved in a hit and run. I have talked to the detective and he wants a statement but I am declining to make one, which an attorney advised me to do. The charge described to me (if a confession should occur) would be a misdeameanor hit and run citation. Or if I choose to let the investigation proceed, the case would be given to the DA to either drop or go forth with charges. I am opting for the latter, but meanwhile my car has been in the impound for 6 days so far and the case was just assigned yesterday. Does the detective have a time limit on how long they can keep an investigation going while a car is in the impound? How long might he be able to hold my car for ransom and is this legal?
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