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it depends for what you are being investigated.
They can seize this as evidence if you are under investigation.
If this is a summary only offence then they have to lay an information within 6 months.
If not, then time limits are not an issue.
They can retain evidence throughout an investigation.
I'm afraid that at the moment, things are taking a very long time.
The only hope is that this is summary only.
Im sorry but I have to tell you the truth.
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They will I'm afraid although not usually at the impound rate if the vehicle is seized as evidence.
not really. I am sorry but I have to tell you the truth.
You are disqualified and they found you driving.
You might well have a defence to that although we both know how hard duress is to run.
But that doesn't mean that they cannot investigate the driving on a ban.
If you are on a ban then Im afraid it will be impound fees as well. This is not an evidentail seizure. This is just a simple impound because they cannot lawfully release it to you.
Even if they had been willing to investigate your allegation, the vehicle seizure was the only option.
It might very well be they are fairly unsympathetic. Officers are not always good models.
But they are entitled to do this.
No problem. Im so sorry, you've been unlucky here.
All the best.
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How did you come to be the registered keeper if you are banned?
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The retention and release of seized vehicles arises from theRoad Traffic Act 1988 (Retention and Disposal of Seized Motor Vehicles)Regulation 2005/2016
S5 covers the release of vehicles. It demands that a person satisfies the policethat he is the registered keeper or the owner of that vehicle, pays therelevant charge and produces of the police station are valid certificate ofinsurance covering his use of that vehicle and a valid licence authorising himto drive then the vehicle can be released.
Where a person cannot show a certificate of insurance theycan nominate a third person who produces a valid insurance certificate coveringthe use of the vehicle and a valid driving licence then the vehicle can bereleased.
So, as long as you transfer to him and he has insurance that should be fine.
That shoud work.
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