|When preparing for a hearing to determine if probable cause existed to have your vehicle placed in storage or
charged a drop fee, you will need take several (10+) photographs, with a Digital Camera or video camera that
can show the date and time on the picture/video. To give you an idea of what photographs need to be taken,
below I will recommend you get the same types and angles as shown below. The more pictures you have, the
better chance the Judge will understand your case. It's important to make sure your photos have the date and
time on them. If you suspect your vehicle was wrongfully towed, you want to take these photographs as soon as
Please read this article about the benefits of filing a Statutory Lawsuit instead of a Towing Hearing.
|You want to stand "across" the street when taking the photographs of the "curbcut" i e driveways. These types of
photographs must show the width of the curbcut. As in the photo to the left, there were no towing sign posted, in the
photo to the right, a tree is obstructing the view of the towing sign, making the sign not conspicuously noticeable to the
driver upon entering the parking facility. 2308.301(a)(1)(2) Violation Code Number
|If you discover your vehicle was towed because you were parked in designated or reserved space. Any of the
four photos above are illegal to tow from If your receipt says no permit or reserved space. On taking this type of
photo, you need to take two photos, one standing back 12' and one standing back 6'. With the 12' photo, you
need be able to see the space number under the awning, and, the 6' photo should show there is no markings
in front of the space. 2308.305(a)(c) Violation Code Number
|The above photographs of is what a CURBCUT looks like. A curbcut could be a driveway or exit. This photo I took from sitting inside
a vehicle about 30' feet away. As shown in this photo, since the curbcut is over 35' in width, two towing signs are required, one on
each side, 2308.301(A)(B)(ii) Violation Code Number The back entrance as shown on the right, has no signs posted and the same
violation code is used.
|You will need closeup photographs of the towing signs, that the Judge can read "all" the text and photographs that show the towing
sign is "not" facing and conspicuously visible to the driver of a vehicle that enters the facility, for example, as shown in this picture,
blocked by vegetation, tree, etc. 2308.301(a)(b) Violation Number Code
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|Illegal Towing Attorneys
Ryan Dunn 512-236-1114 Austin area - Statewide
Warren Norred 817-704-3984 DFW area - Statewide
Paul Anderson 210-928-9999 San Antonio area
|In the last session of the Texas Legislature, the location of the towing hearing
was changed so that anyone wishing to file a request for a towing hearing, may
do so in any JP Court within the County your vehicle was towed. For a complete
list of JPs, go here.
|Getting Your Money Back!
|Use this video as a guide to prove your
case before the Judge to recover $1000
plus triple the towing fees and cost of
repairs for damage done to your vehicle
during the removal.