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..