I am currently in the midst of six separate class actions which I filed on behalf of DUI clients. The clients were charged a "tow release fee" by the respective municipality. This fee is not the actual towing fee. It is a fee assessed by the police department that requires the clients to pay a fee of between $300 to $500 before they can arrange for the release of their vehicle. The clients still have to pay the tow and storage fees. The $300 to $500 is another separate fee on top of the towing fee. I believe the fees are excessive and unconstitutional. The class actions I have filed against six municipalities have been delayed due to appeals. I anticipate further appeals on these cases but I feel strongly that we will prevail. If we get to a jury trial in these cases I believe the jury will see that the fees are in fact very excessive and should not be charged.