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I was driving a car with no insurance and a registration decal

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I was driving a car with no insurance and a registration decal that does not belong on the car. The car was sold to my boyfriend with no title so he can not show proof of ownership. can i get that car insured if we dont have the title? will i go to jail for using the decal from my car on his car?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer!

I am sorry to learn of this experience. Your question raises several different issues:

1. The car cannot be insured without the title/proof of ownership.

2. It is a crime to use a registration decal from a different car and, yes, you can go to jail over it.

3. If the seller will not hand over the title (a) sue them for a refund of the money, and (b) file a police report against them for fraud. I am willing to bet they don't have a title and/or the auto was stolen.

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