Figured this was the best place for this thread. Mods, if you figure there's a better place for this, be my guest.
My idiot sister got pulled today doing 60 in a 45. This is her third driving on a suspended. She called me and I came to get her from the scene- surprised she wasn't carted off to jail. Cop was very nice, but said he HAD to impound her car, as it was procedure for someone with my sister's record. It's at Allen's Towing all the way out in VB until Tuesday. (This means that my truck is the only vehicle we have right now, so I will be ferrying both of my sisters and my father to work every day, and will have to do the newspaper route (Virginian Pilot) in my truck, something I had been trying to prevent from happening, as the route tears up the front end your vehicle. All of this, on top of my work. So we need to try to get the car out so I don't destroy my truck.)
But the car is in my Dad's name, not my sister's, and my dad is under the impression that they cannot impound it and force us to pay impoundment fees because it is in his name and not hers. He says they had no right to impound it.
Is my father right, or is this totally normal? And is there any way we might be able to contest this to get the car out early? Because I can't ferry around my 7-people family all day long. I'll lose my jobs, and then we really will have nothing.