I live in Austin, Texas, and I was recently towed from my apartment complex for expired registration and inspection stickers. After reading up on both the compliance laws and the towing company in question (J&J), I believe I may have been illegally towed. I have read that they are required to give you a one weeks notice either in person, or via certified mail before they can tow you. I did not receive either. After contacting J&J, they said they sent a certified letter to my old address, but it was never signed for there. Did they take the necessary steps to tow me? Is there anything I can do to fight this?
I also read under the compliance laws, that they can't tow you more than 10 miles from the spot from where they took your car. My car however, is 12.8 miles away at their impound lot. Any advice on this would be most appreciated.