HB2306 passed state legislature with support from both parties and will take effect later this summer with some provisions being delayed until Jan. 1st, 2019.
The law gives wrecker/tow companies new requirements for the handling of vehicles after an accident. Now, after an insurance company pays to release a truck and shows proof of ownership the tow company has until end of day to release the vehicle.
The bill also prevents a number of small charges such as examination fees, where owners must pay to inspect the truck after the tow. Often where many bills have racked up the charges.
The Arizona Attorney General is also now authorized to prosecute multiple violations of these rules as a class 3 misdemeanor which could include up to 1 month of jail time.
If you find a tow company overcharging you for a non consensual tow, call Morgan Cohen & Bach at (520) 442-1303 to have professionals audit your bill and work for you to combat any abusive charges.