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Question: I was late on payments on my car so the tow company came and took my car. Now there are telling me that I have to pay for my personal belongings in the car can they do that.

Answer:

The lender does not have rights to the contents inside the vehicle that are not attached to the vehicle.

Arizona Revised Statute 28-4837 states:

A. The public agency employing an officer who has removed or causes the removal of a vehicle under this chapter is not liable for the cost of towing or storing the vehicle if the officer acts under color of the officer's lawful authority.

B. The owner of a vehicle that is removed or caused to be removed under this chapter is liable for any reasonable costs incurred in towing or storing the vehicle.

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