Can they legally hold his property?
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I would imagine that the sheriff's department is looking into the situation to see if they believe that the motorcycle (I assume that is what you meant by "bike".) was involved in an accident that might qualify as an incident in which law enforcement must be notified. It might be wise to involve an attorney in your efforts to get the motorcycle released to your boyfriend.
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There could be ways they could hold the bike indefinitely. For example if its stolen or is evidence in a criminal investigation. Whether or not they have a reason in your specific situation will depend on the facts and details the in part the County's position on the matter. If there is even the slightest chance your BF is involved in criminal activity, BF should hire a lawyer to interact with authorities.
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