she has been arrested once for possession of drugs and she has a pending case for theft at walmart. what can happen to her and my car
She may be charged with a felony (serious crime) and your car could be held as evidence if it is believed to have been used in the commission of a crime. If not, your care should be retrievable by you for a fee at impound. Since your daughter may have a substance abuse problem, I would find a local attorney who can help sell that as the underlying issue for the theft/robbery and try to use this to mitigate the seriousness of the allegations.
Your car may be held as evidence until the conclusion of the case or it may be forfeited if the prosecution can prove that it was used to facilitate the crime and you had knowledge that it was going to be used in criminal activity.
As for your daughter, she is looking as prison time. If she was stealing to support a drug habit or there was some other explanation for what she was doing, a good attorney may be able to convince a judge to mitigate her sentence or convince the prosecutor to lower the charge.
If you are willing to help your daughter, you can find a great criminal defense attorney on Avvo. You can find several 10.0 rated attorneys who would be willing to provide a free consultation. A really good lawyer will not only find a way to help your daughter with her case but will also try to find a way to help her get her life back on track.
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Robbery is a serious offense that could result in a prison sentence for your daughter. She needs an experienced criminal lawyer to help her.
The car is possibly being held as evidence. It may be possible to get you car back with the payment of impound fees if any evidence from the car was collected and photographs were taken. I do not have enough information to advise whether or not you should call the police agency that arrested your daughter to find out about getting your car back or if you should consult with a lawyer first. I wouldn't wait too long to act, as delay could result in higher fees and a lengthy delay could result in you losing the vehicle.
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