DUI / IRP Vehicle Impoundment – BC

Tow TruckOn a 24 Hour Prohibition for DUI / IRP, the officer can also cause the vehicle to be impounded for 24 hours, and this impoundment is not appealable. A vehicle is towed, stored and locked at an impoundment lot for 30 days if you do not have a valid license and have been previously convicted of driving without a valid license. A vehicle will be impounded for 60 days if your license is prohibited or you have been previously convicted of driving while prohibited.

If your vehicle was involved in a drag or street race, the officer can cause the vehicle to be impounded for 48 hours, or up t0 30/60 days if previous street racing or driving while prohibited status.

At the end of the impoundment, you will have to obtain a Request for Release form from ICBC, go to the impoundment and pay impoundment and storage fees. Typically, this is about $15-$25 per day!

Appealing the Impoundment: in certain cases, we can appeal the impoundment on grounds of economic hardship or other grounds.

A long term loss of your vehicle can be an unnecessary nuisance if you don’t have the right legal representation.  Surrey DUI Defense Lawyer Dil Gosal can help you with your DUI / IRP charges.