Monday, September 30, 2013

AVOID Dallas County JP 3 Al Cercone for Tow Hearings or Statutory Hearings

This morning, in Dallas County JP Court 3, corrupt Judge Al Cercone showed his true color for not holding Longhorn Wrecker responsible monetarily in a tow hearing judgement for illegal towing.

From the tow victim who beat Longhorn today:

I have owned a condominium at 7025 Hemlock Dallas Texas for 10 years. My son lives with me and owns a 1996 Nissan Sentra. Each unit is only given one parking space. Approximately 4 years ago I got written permission from the owner of unit #105 for my son to park his car in his assigned space. The HOA president at that time Steve Parker gave us a resident sticker to put on the windshield. 

The Nissan was at his fathers house from the end of July until September 9, 2013. I drove my sons car back and parked it in the assigned space with the same sticker that had been good for 4 years at 8:00 pm that night. At 22:07 pm you can see Longhorn towing took my sons car. 

The next morning my son came out and thought the car had been stolen. we had no notice whatsoever. After finding out that it had been towed we called them and were told it was towed for an expired sticker. Please see attached photos of the signs that were posted at the time the car was towed. I was not aware that there was a new towing company/sticker that has their name (Longhorn) on it. The contract was signed on August 9, 2013 with the Homeowners Association, one month before the car was towed. It  was only parked there for two hours before they took it. 

I checked for towing signs and discovered why I had not seen them The only visible sign that is in Spanish and is further than 25' from the street. Unfortunately I do not read Spanish. The other sign is on the opposite side of the parking area from where I parked and is hidden by bushes. If a car is parked in front of the sign you can not see it at all. I had to bend down and climb into the bush to get the phone number of the towing company. The bottom of the sign was approximately 3 feet from the ground.

When I called Longhorn Wrecker I was told to bring cash only. As we arrived I asked to see the tdlr license of the person I was talking to. Ana Polanco then told me to pay 279.25. After I gave her 300.00 in cash she told me we had to sign a paragraph in the documents. I told her from my understanding we did not have to sign anything to get the car back. She then told me that if my son did not sign exactly what she told him too she would not refund the money. We asked "are you saying you will keep our cash and the car?" and she said yes. I said I will call the police and she said go ahead they won't do anything. I then picked up the papers to try to read them and she told me "now I will make sure you never see your car again". I responded "Are you saying we can not read what you want us to sign?" Then she said ok you can read it. 

While I was trying to read it the tow trucks were racing in with vehicles flopping around in the back and dust flying. i told them to slow down because that is someones property. We decided to sign the paragraph just to get the car. Then she told us only one person can go back on the lot to get the car. When the gate was opened it was dark on the lot and my sons father Alan Markoff went into the dark to try to find the car among many. While this was happening I saw other people being treated badly by them. 

I told her I have the right to know who authorized the tow and she would not tell me. Even after repeated times of asking who authorized the tow she refused to give me the information. Finally she said it was a random tow for the sticker violation. (Judge Cercone told them today 9/30/2013 they have to give a 30 day notice for sticker violations according to the law). (This judge makes laws that aren't even the books regarding 30 day notice, there is no such thing as a 30 day notice)

I asked to see the contract with 7025 Hemlock Homeowners Association, Inc. and was denied a copy. There was an election of a new board on September 3, 2013 and SNL Property Management was hired. They asked for the contract and did not get a copy either. SNL sent them a cease and desist letter on September 10, 2013. Longhorn Wrecker has still come to the property to attempt to tow cars after the cease and desist letter.

Photos presented at Court:

This is corruption all way through, this Judge has turned his court into a money making machine for towing companies who accepts bribes disguised campaign donation from criminal enterprises disguised at towing companies.

The very best advice I can give anyone towed is NOT to file any hearing in this Court, the best Judge in my opinion in Dallas County is located in Pct 5 in Judge Jasso's court, you can rest assured you will get a fair trial not based a campaign donation, but rather on the facts of Law.

If towed in Dallas County, file your tow and statutory hearing in JP5 Judge Juan Jasso' court, as Jasso doesn't accept bribes from towing companies, as Cercone and other Judges.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Unlicensed Vehicle Storage Facility Employee working at Brandt Road VSF in Austin

Yesterday evening, a Time Warner cable technician was at an apartment complex on a service call. While in an apartment installing a tenant's cable, his Time Warner Cable service vehicle was towed away by Park Right Solutions, claiming the vehicle was taking up two parking spaces.  Okay, the towing incident might be legal, but the conduct at their storage lot, Brandt Road Vehicle Storage was outright appalling.

This technician contacted me thru Texas Towing Compliance prior to arriving at the storage lot and followed the instructions when at the storage lot.  The employee at the storage lot stated he had no Vehicle Storage Facility Employee license, it was his first day, then refused to provide a copy of Park Right Solution's nonconsent tow fee schedule.  Of course, everything was recorded on video and audio between the Time Warner employees and this employee of Brandt Road VSF.  The employee grew frustrated as he was the sole employee at the VSF because he was being recorded by the vehicle owner.

Then when payment was trying to be made, the VSF employee stated the phone line was down and could only accept cash. But, since this VSF and Park Right Solutions uses Time Warner for their telephone service, the Time Warner technician confirmed the phone lines were not down, nor had they been reported as being out of service.

Then, a so called manager arrives at the VSF and the Time Warner technician ask to see his TDLR employee license, the manager refused to show it and gave the technician a photocopy of a license, which he had no way to prove the manager was actually the name of the person on the photocopy.  There is no way around this requirement of State Law that requires a TDLR licensee to present their license upon request by a vehicle owner or operator.

Every vehicle this unlicensed vehicle storage facility employee released is a separate offense and everyone should file an online complaint with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations so Brandt Road VSF can be fined for violating State Law.

State Law states: (a) A person may not work at a vehicle storage facility unless the person holds a license issued under this chapter.  This violation of State Law is also an arrestable offense as well. When you encounter an unlicensed VSF employee, you should call the Police.

For the record, Jess Horton is listed as one of the owners of Brandt Road VSF and Park Right Solutions. Mr. Horton is co-founder to Southwest Tow Operators and started a "Tow Industry Watchdog program" to gather information on Illegal Tow Operators and Vehicle Storage Facility employees that are not licensed by TDLR.

But Mr. Horton's company is violating the very regulations he targets in their Watchdog Program, so there you have it.

Be sure to file a complaint against them, just as the TWC technician has....That VSF unlicensed employee should never be granted a license, as he lacks honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity after lying about the phone line being down and demanding cash only.

I'm sure the VSF will deny everything that happened last night, the video taken of this incident by the vehicle owner will prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this company, Brandt Road VSF violated State Law, an arrestable offense.

Another vehicle storage facility was fined for the exact same criminal conduct that Brandt Road VSF is committing.


City: LINN
Zip Code: 78563

License #: 5429582VSF

Complaint # VSF20130001085
Date: 7/29/2013

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500.
Respondent employed a person who did not hold a vehicle storage facility employee license.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Illegal Placement of Towing Sign Worth $1000 to Vehicle Owner or Operator Payable by Parking Facility

The towing sign must posted within 25 feet of a public roadway or if the driveway exceeds 35 feet in width, two towing signs must be posted on both sides "facing" the driver entering.  The picture above is exactly as State Law requires.

If your vehicle towed from private or public property and the towing signs are not placed in the correct location, your entitled to $1000 plus triple what you paid the storage lot, the cost of repairs for damage during the removal or storage and the filing fee, payable by the parking facility.

No parking facility is exempt from posting the towing sign anywhere else other than what State Law mandates.  It makes no difference why your vehicle was towed if the towing signs are not posted in the correct locations or the sign fails to state: "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense".

In order to recover the civil liability penalty against the parking facility, file suit in Justice Court for the statutory violation against the parking facility, (property manager/management company) instead of the towing company.  The vehicle owner or operator does not have to prove negligence on behalf of the parking facility.

Take photographs of all the driveway entering the parking facility from across the street that shows the width of the driveway, if there are no towing signs posted withing 25 feet of the street, you cannot lose in Court and you will be awarded the $1000 plus triple what you paid to get your vehicle back, this includes drop fees.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate calling the Tow Victims Hotline at 512-680-3190. 
(pictures will enlarge when clicked on)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

University of Texas at Austin Terminates Towing Contract With Park Right Solutions LLC

The University of Texas at Austin has terminated their relationship and contract with Park Right Solutions for towing services due to unethical and illegal business practices.  I knew this would happen sooner or later because, when Assured Towing was bought out by Dan Messina and Jess Horton who are co-owners of Park Right Solutions, the contract was reassigned, without following the bidding process.

UTPD's new Police Chief had a problem with convicted felons arriving on calls to impound vehicles to those under arrest, especially since the Austin Police Department had arrested many of Assured's now Park Right Solution drivers for criminal behavior.

Students at UT Austin can rest peacefully now since the towing contract has been taken over by Elite Towing and Recovery because none of their drivers have a criminal history, it's owner does not provide kickbacks nor bribes anyone to gain business like Park Right Solution does.

Be sure to watch the unethical and illegal business practices video that is taught to towing companies all over the United States. According to Dan Messina and Jess Horton, the key to a thriving business is conning your way to success.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Brazos County JP Violates Oath of Office to Uphold State Law and Constitution

This morning, in College Station, Brazos County Pct 1 JP Michael McCleary violated the very oath he took when sworn into office after winning re-election, to uphold the laws of the State of Texas.  This Judge ruled probable cause existed to tow numerous vehicles without the owner or operator consent from a parking facility that had NONE of the required towing signs posted "within" the parking facility.  The photo above show the towing sign posted on the property next door which is not part of the parking facility vehicles are being towed from.

It's was obvious this towing company owner is a donor to the Judge's campaign donation purse and got the ruling he wanted, even being a clear violation of the Texas Occupations Code 2308.301.  No other JP Judge has ever ruled probable cause existed when no towing signs were posted, but this Judge McCleary thinks he has the judicial authority to disobey State Law because of his personal relationships with predatory towing company owners.

Incidentally, McCleary holds no law degree, so I can understand his ignorance of the Law, but that is no valid excuse to violate the rights of citizens appearing before his court.

That towing company thinks he won the battle, but it's far from over for his business, as the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations, who has received two different complaints from this morning's tow hearing victim, to which they will be fined $3000.

Anyone towed who filed a tow hearing and the Judge completely ignores State Law should file a complaint against the Judge with the Texas Commission of Judicial Conduct.

It's also very important to file an online complaint against the towing companies in College Station with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation, since 99% of the towing signs are illegal because they are either the wrong sign layout, wrong international towing symbol or lack the required text, "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense".

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Massive Towing Scam - College Station/Bryan - Every Vehicle Owner Towed Entitled to $1936

There is very few legal towing sign posted in the College Station - Bryan area at parking lots vehicles are being towed without the owners or operators consent.  The majority of towing signs have the wrong layout as the top portion of the sign must be white background.  Several towing companies are using towing signs that fail to state, "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense", as shown below.

Everyone towed by Tribble & Sons Wrecker Service with this sign posted above should skip the towing hearing and file a statutory violation lawsuit against the parking facility, as they will recover the civil liability penalty, $1000 plus triple what you paid to get your vehicle back. 

The filing fee for the statutory violation is the same as the towing hearing and will allow you to recover more money than just the tow fee and filing fee.

In these types of cases, nobody has lost when the required statutory text is missing from the sign or the sign layout is wrong or the wrong International Towing Symbol is used on the sign.

Other towing companies are using towing signs with the wrong layout, as the very top portion of the sign that contain the legal towing symbol must be solid white all the way across the top of the sign, something the sign below lacks.

The sign posted below is a legally worded sign with the correct layout as required by State Law, Occupations Code 2308.302.

An example of what someone can expect to recover from a statutory violation hearing is, $1000 plus three times the total charges paid, say $300 and the filing fee of $36, $1936.00

It's also important that anyone towed from these parking lots in the College Station - Bryan area file an online complaint with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations against the towing company, as a noncompliant towing sign posted with vehicles being towed, will get the towing company fined $1500 a vehicle.

For anyone who needs an attorney for this type of civil suit who will take your case on contingency, call either Ryan Dunn at 512-236-1114, email him with a picture of the sign posted at where you were towed from or Chad Lampe at 817-704-3984

For additional information on predatory illegal towing anywhere in Texas, visit TTC.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Longhorn Wrecker of Dallas Found Guilty of Illegal Towing with No Towing Signs Posted

Dallas based Longhorn Wrecker Service was found guilty this morning in Justice Court for illegally towing a vehicle from an apartment complex that lacked the required towing signs posted. 

In another Justice Court case, Longhorn Wrecker Service was found guilty of illegal towing because their towing sign lacked the phrase, "Unauthorized Vehicles Towed at Owners or Operators Expense.

In both cases, the Judges ridiculed the owner of Longhorn Wrecker Service for their loud outburst and arguing with the vehicle owners during the court proceedings.

Everyone towed by Longhorn Wrecker Service is encouraged to file an online complaint with TDLR and speak with the lead towing attorney, Chad Lampe at 817-704-3984.

Tow Truck Operator Extortion - Demanding Money Not Entitled

What most people, including members of law enforcement don't know about the new guidelines regarding the private property towing drop fee charge will cause unnecessary grief to motorists, because of this lack of knowledge.  Tow truck operators are being confronted with deadly conduct trying the charge an irate vehicle owner a fee to release their vehicle, still on the property when they are not allowed to charge anything

Law enforcement agencies should dispatch two patrol units if possible, so one officer can verify the location and required statutory text on the towing sign.

Listed below on the TDLR website, which is not available in print form, or books that officers carrying in their trunks and motorists have no idea how to access the information without a computer.


What is a drop fee?
A drop fee is a charge offered instead of a towing fee that allows the vehicle operator to stop the tow without paying the full tow charge and additional storage charges.

What does the term "hooked up" mean?
Hooked up means the vehicle is fully prepared for transport by attachment to a tow truck, lifted in tow position, with tow lights and safety chains attached and, if required, placed on a dolly in a raised position and the only thing remaining is for the tow operator to drive away.

What does the phrase vehicle owner or representative "attempts to retrieve the motor vehicle" mean?
For purposes of paying the drop charge, the terms vehicle owner or representative means any person who offers to pay the drop charge to stop the tow. Attempt to retrieve the motor vehicle means any verbal request that a reasonable person would understand to mean, "Do not tow my car."

What does the phrase "before its removal from the property" mean?
The phrase "before its removal from the property" refers to vehicles parked on property other than a public roadway. Until the tow truck enters a public street, road or highway, the vehicle owner or operator has an absolute right to regain possession of the vehicle by payment of the drop charge.

What does the phrase "before its removal from the parked location" mean?
The phrase "before its removal from the parked location" refers to vehicles parked on a public roadway. Until the vehicle is hooked up, as described in the definition of hooked up, and the tow operator drives away, the vehicle has not been moved from its parked location.

Can I charge a drop fee, if the owner or operator arrives to move the vehicle before I have fully hooked it up?
No. You must allow the owner or operator to move the vehicle.

Can I charge a drop fee, if the owner or operator arrives after the car is hooked up but before I've left the property or its parked location?
Yes. You must tell the owner or operator that they can pay on the spot for you to drop the vehicle.

Do I have to offer to unhook the vehicle for a drop fee, if the owner or operator arrives when the vehicle is in tow, but before I've left the property?
Yes. If the vehicle is fully hooked up and you are in transport, but you are still on the property, you are required to tell the owner or operator that they may pay a drop fee.

Do I have to offer to unhook the vehicle for a drop fee, if the owner or operator arrives after I've left the property with the vehicle in tow?
No, once you are in transport on a public roadway off the property, you may proceed to a licensed vehicle storage facility.

What form of payment can an owner or operator use to pay for a drop fee?
You must accept cash, debit cards and credit cards.

Reference the maximum fees that can be charge:

86.455. Private Property Tow Fees. (New section adopted effective September 1, 2010. 35 TexReg 7788)
(a) For purposes of this section:
(1) light-duty means the tows of motor vehicles with a gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less;
(2) medium-duty means the tows of motor vehicles with a gross weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, but less than 25,000 pounds; and
(3) heavy-duty means the tows of motor vehicles with a gross weight rating that exceeds 25,000 pounds; and
(4) drop charge means the maximum that may be charged for the release of the vehicle before its removal from the property or parked location.
(b) The maximum amount that may be charged for private property tows is as follows:
(1) light duty tows -- $250;
(2) medium duty tows -- $350; and
(3) heavy duty tows -- $450 per unit or a maximum of $900.
(c) If the owner, authorized operator, or authorized agent of the owner of a motor vehicle that is parked without the authorization of the property owner attempts to retrieve the motor vehicle before its removal from the property or parked location, the maximum amount that may be charged for a drop charge (if the motor vehicle is hooked up) is:
(1) light duty tows -- $125;
(2) medium duty tows -- $175; and
(3) heavy duty tows -- $225.
(d) If an owner, authorized operator, or authorized agent of the owner of a motor vehicle is present before the removal from the property or parked location the tow operator shall advise the owner, authorized operator, or authorized agent of the owner of a motor vehicle that he or she may offer payment of the towing drop charge.

(e) For purposes of this section, a tow company must accept cash, credit cards and debit cards as payment for the drop charge.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

DFW Region Motorists Targeted by Three Towing Companies Using Illegally Worded Towing Signs

Motorists in the DFW region should take notice to the illegal towing signs posted at private and public property lots used by Capitol Tow of Dallas, Longhorn Wrecker of Dallas and Excalibur Towing.

All three companies have misleading and illegally worded towing signs posted in the wrong places. Should anyone be towed or charged a drop fee by any of these three towing companies, for any reason, you are urged to contact the law firms of Norred Law, or WaltersDunn to recover the civil liability penalty, from the parking facility, not the towing companies.

Those towed within the Fort Worth city limits should contact the Police to file criminal charges against the wrecker driver and whoever gave authorization.  TDLR staff educated Fort Worth PD over a four day period regarding the legislative mandate law enforcement enforce the towing  and vehicle storage facility law.

Fails to state: "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense"
Fails to state: "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense"
Fails to state: "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense"
According to Texas Towing Law, a towing sign posted that lacks the phrase, "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense" is a violation.

Another common violation by these companies are installing the towing sign for the apartment complex in the wrong location. There is no leeway, the sign must be posted no farther than 25' from the street, "facing" the driver when entering and if the driveway or curb cut exceeds 35' in width, a towing sign must be posted on both sides of the driveway.  Below is a photo of how and where the sign must be posted.

Sec. 2308.404. Civil Liability of Towing Company, Booting Company, or Parking Facility Owner for Violation of Chapter.
(a) A towing company, booting company, or parking facility owner who violates this chapter is liable to the owner or operator of the vehicle that is the subject of the violation for:
(1) damages arising from the removal, storage, or booting of the vehicle; and
(2) towing, storage, or booting fees assessed in connection with the vehicle's removal, storage, or booting.
(b) A vehicle's owner or operator is not required to prove negligence of a parking facility owner, towing company, or booting company to recover under Subsection (a).

(c) A towing company, booting company, or parking facility owner who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates this chapter is liable to the owner or operator of the vehicle that is the subject of the violation for $1,000 plus three times the amount of fees assessed in the vehicle's removal, towing, storage, or booting.

Also noted, a violation of this nature is a criminal offense,

 Sec. 2308.405. Criminal Penalty.
A person commits an offense if the person violates this chapter. An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,500 unless it is shown on trial of the offense that the person knowingly or intentionally violated this chapter, in which event the offense is a Class B misdemeanor.

Since law enforcement across the DFW region refuses to intervene in private property towing issues with clear violations of the Texas Towing Law, it is now recommended those motorists whom are victimized by any of three towing companies and the police agency where the vehicle was towed from refuse to do anything, that you contact the Dallas FBI office at  (972) 559-5000.
The reason for contacting the FBI in this matter is because that police agency by not intervening during the commission of crime is considered "aiding and abetting" a criminal enterprise, being the towing company.

It's important to remember to photograph the towing signs, where they are posted, since they can't be any farther than 25' from the street and do not have any contact with the towing company or property manager after paying your vehicle out at the storage lot.  Watch this video to understand the type of photographs or video required to win your case in court.

Be sure to file a complaint against the towing company with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) because the sign lacks this required language with no added text.  This violation is considered an unauthorized tow that will get the towing company fined $2500+.

While law enforcement continues to ignore the oath they took to uphold the laws of Texas, the Courts are beginning to award damages to motorists who appear in Court with documented proof of a violation. In Dallas County, file all your suits for statutory violation in JP Jasso's court.

Nobody has lost a case filed for a statutory violation so far, so take advantage of your rights guaranteed by State Law and be awarded the damages you are entitled to.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Atlas Towing of San Antonio Found Guilty for Posting Illegal & Deceptive Towing Signs to Scam Motorists

Anyone towed by Atlas Towing & Storage LLC of San Antonio should contest the towing of their vehicle in Justice Court, as the towing signs they use DO NOT comply with State Law.  Earlier today, Bexar County JP Roberto Vazquez ruled probable cause did not exist to tow vehicles from an apartment complex, because the towing sign is misleading and failed to contain the sentence, "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense".

It makes no difference what your vehicle is towed for if this towing sign as shown is posted at the parking lot you are towed from.

Today, I appeared in Court with the victim as an expert witness, after pointing out the discrepancies,  listening the ATLAS' owner and driver perjure themselves and explaining the towing law based on this case, the Judge agreed, the sign used by ATLAS did not comply nor the restricted parking space markings.

You cannot lose in Court, so do not hesitate to call or email SAPD at 210-207-2348 to file an offense report for an illegal tow, file a complaint online with TDLR and file a request for a tow hearing.

Once SAPD completes their investigation and this sign is posted, you should file a Justice Court suit against the parking facility to recover the $1700 your entitled to for ATLAS and the PARKING FACILITY committing a statutory violation of State Law.

We recommend that victims of this ATLAS predatory towing scam contact Ryan Dunn at 512-236-1114 for legal assistance in this matter as they have history of recovering money owed for illegal towing incidents.

The victim in this case was only awarded $10 (cost to reproduce photos) because ATLAS refunded his money prior to trial after an investigation by the San Antonio Police Vehicle Crime Unit determined ATLAS to be violating the Law.  The reason for the tow hearing, was to find "probable cause did not exist" because of the illegal sign, so the victim can proceed to Justice Court to be awarded the $1000 plus triple damages, in addition to the cost of repairs for damage to your vehicle and attorney fees for committing a statutory violation of the Texas Towing Law.

I don't expect ATLAS to stop towing from their properties under contract with these illegal signs posted, so anyone towed by this company should pursue civil and criminal remedies to recover every dollar allowed, from the parking facility..

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Large Scale Towing Scam Entitles Vehicle Owners or Operators to $1700 if Towed SAN ANTONIO Texas

This towing sign posted throughout the San Antonio metro area is illegal, as the layout of the sign is wrong and lacks the phrase, "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owner's or Operator's Expense".  The San Antonio Police Department Vehicle Crimes Unit has already filed criminal charges against Atlas and parking facility owners for violating State Law. 

Should your vehicle be towed or charged a drop fee from a parking lot bearing this type of sign, you are entitled to $1000 plus triple what you paid, in addition to damages done to your vehicle during the removal.

Do not hesitate filing a police report (210-207-2348) if towed by this company, since the State of Texas recently fined them $2000 for towing without authority.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

PD Towing of Houston Scams Motorists Daily With Deceptive & Illegal Towing Signs Posted

If your vehicle has been towed from a parking lot anywhere in Houston, Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Tomball, Cypress, Katy, The Woodlands, and Sugarland with a towing sign posted on the right, your in luck to recover $1000 plus triple the towing/storage charges from the parking facility owner or management company.

To post deceptive signs, knowing they fail to comply with State Law and tow vehicles without the vehicle owner or operator's consent is pure theft.

A legally worded and layout towing sign is below:

You can notice the big difference between PD Towing's illegal sign at the top versus the legal sign of the left.  The PD sign lettering in the white background is smaller than the required one inch, a common deceptive tactic by towing companies to make the sign difficult to read and understand.  The most obvious difference is the location of the international tow symbol, State Law requires it be at the top of the sign.

This one violation of the Texas Towing Law would entitled a vehicle owner or operator to collect $1000, the filing, triple what you paid to retrieve your vehicle, in addition to the cost of repairs for damage caused during the removal process. 

It's important to remember, there is no deadline to file a suit in Justice Court to collect for a statutory violation at the parking facility you were towed from.  If you have been towed by PD Towing, you are urged to file an online complaint with state agency that can revoke their licenses for repeated violations.  

It's also been reported, the vehicle storage facilities that PD Towing of Houston is storing private property tows at, are not providing the name of the "person" who authorized the towing of your vehicle.  The name of a business or apartment complex does not meet the state threshold, therefore nullifying the 14 day deadline to filing a request for a tow hearing.