California My 17 year old sons truck was towed and impounded by police, it is registered in my name. It doesn't have current registration, it has a non-op on it because it needs work done on it before it can pass smog regulations. Jon (my son) was driving his girlfriend home (yes, in the truck) and a police officer who was going in the opposite direction turned around and I guess he was going to pull him over. By the time the officer caught up with Jon he was already out of the truck and in his girlfriends house. The officer entered the vehicle (without permission) and searched the vehicle, getting jons wallet out of the glove box and going through the wallet. In the meantime while all this is taking place I get a phone call (I'm at home ) from the police department telling me that ("someone")found Jon's wallet and that he can come pick it up at the station, this was a total lie, his wallet was never at the station. The truck was towed for no registration but he didn't get a ticket from the officer. Is that legal ? can he search the vehicle without any permission? Since it is registered to me doesn't he need my permission?