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We gifted a car to my son's ex-girlfriend to help her

We gifted a car to my son's ex-girlfriend to help her out. We gave her the pink slip and "loaned" her $150 to register the car. This was in May 2016. Since then we have had to deal with toll fees that went into collections and still we didn't figure it out and she said she would pay us back for the fees and we still trusted her. But this past Friday we received a parking ticket in my husband's name. After investigating we were shocked to find out she never completely registered the car. The DMV says they have her name and that she started the process but she had to have the vehicle smogged, which she never did. We were told that as long as she does not complete the process the vehicle stays in our name!!!! My husband did send a release of liability form to Sacramento when we gave her the car and filled out another one yesterday and gave it to the DMV gal. We also filled another form yesterday and sent it again to Sacramento via certified mail this time. We DO NOT have the pink slip, we DO NOT have anything in writing that we gave her this car. We let her stay with us because of my son who said she had no one and no where to go as she had just lost her mom and her house. We were so naive. I am 69 and my husband 70. We are retired. I am so stressed because I am afraid of more expenses with more tickets and what if she gets in an accident? Can we lose what we have? I am terrified. If we gave her the car and sent a Release and Liability form are we responsible? What can we do?

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I have received 2 speeding tickets in the span of 1 month,

Hello,JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: Hi, I have received 2 speeding tickets in the span of 1 month, each in different counties. can you please advise?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no I have notJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: for the first ticket, i was cited for driving 75+ in a 65 mph zone-for this i have received the option of paying a fine and going to traffic school. for the second ticket i was cited at 102 in a 70mph zone-for this i have been mandated to appear in court.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I was accused of leaving the scene of an accident I had no

I was accused of leaving the scene of an accident I had no idea I was involved in. I have no damage to my car to even think I was in one. However, supposedly the other vehicle had a camera on board which shows my vehicle merging into his when merging two lanes of traffic into oneJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: ohioJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: nothing comes to mindJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I got pulled over today going allegedly 88 in Greensboro,

Hi,I got pulled over today going allegedly 88 in Greensboro, North Carolina on my way back from vacation in a spot that went from 70 to 55 for maybe a quarter of a mile. I was cited for reckless driving and speeding and given a court date for August 19th. My 2 questions are do I have to personally go to the court date or can I have a lawyer represent me as I live in Massachusetts and already know there's no feasible way for me to get to the court on that date. My second question is I had my cruise control set at 80 and definately hit my brakes after I saw the speed limit sign so how likely is it that the speed he put on the citation is wrong? He said he got me with his radar but there's no possible way I was going that fast I never touched the gas pedal.

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I received a citation in Maryland over 100 in a 55 zone. I

I received a citation in Maryland for going over 100 in a 55 zone. I was anxious to pick my kids up from the airport since I hadn't seen them in over a year and I finally had an opportunity. (They live in a different state). My license is from Virginia and my driving record is clean. I don't even have a car or car insurance - I was in a rental. What do you advise?

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I was riding my small four Weller at aunts house and on my

Hello, I was riding my small four Weller at aunts house and on my way home I was riding on the side of the road I did have to cross the intersection at the light and I was hit by a van hit and run. The police came four hours later to my house to do a police report of the accident and gave me a ticket for no insurance.they didn't pull me over for driving on the street ,they wasn't even there .do I have to pay the ticket . Thank you Jasmine .

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I have a speeding ticket trial today. I am actually guilty.

I have a speeding ticket trial today. I am actually guilty. If the officer shows up - what is the worst outcome I can expect? Can the fine and pints be more than what is on the ticket?

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Travelling on wrong side of the road : I got distracted and

Travelling on wrong side of the roadJA: The Traffic Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I got distracted and took a wrong turn. I used the wrong side of the roadJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: SureJA: Is there anything else the Traffic Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: There was no cop..but there was a cameraJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I recently retrieved a careless driving ticket in Concord,

I recently retrieved a careless driving ticket in Concord, NC after doing a controlled burnout in my 2014 Camaro in the parking lot of a new car dealership. I did the burnout while leaving the facility and I believe the officer writing the ticket was operating as off duty paid security, as there are several dealerships all owned by the same company. I was pulled over and given the ticket about 1/4 mile from the dealership. While the officer was writing the ticket, at least three vehicles with members of the sales staff of the dealership drove by laughing, as they may have been the ones that informed the officer of the burnout. There was no one in front of me, on the side of me or near my path when I did this burnout. After the burnout, I slowed the vehicle to a stop and then turned onto the public road, where I was pulled over approximately 1/4 mile down the road. The officer stated that there were a number of people all around me and that I was endangering them. My 18 year old son and I did not see anyone near us in the parking lot or on the street. After the officer gave me the ticket, I drove back to the dealership and asked them if there was anyone in front of me or around me. They mentioned that is was all caught on camera and they would like me to leave. Upon there request, I left the facility without incident. I returned later that evening and photographed the area and the tire marks left by my vehicle.My reason for going to the dealership is that approximately two hours earlier my 17 year old son had struck something in the road which ruptured the fuel tank of his car. He look for the safest place that he could pull into to evaluate what happened to the car. He pulled into the dealer parking lot near the service department and parked the car. When he got out, he then saw that the fuel tank was visibly leaking fuel on to the ground. He called me and asked me what to do about it, I suggested he try and plug the hole with a piece of wood or something. While we were talking, someone from the dealership show room came outside and told him he needed to get the car off of a lot in the next 30 seconds or he was calling the police. My son hung up the phone with me. He was able to quickly find a small stick to slow the leak and at the salesman continued threat, he left and drove back home.Upon returning home, he explained the entire incident to me and I realized by forcing him to get off the lot immediately and drive leaking gasoline, they put him in harms way, with the risk of the vehicle catching on fire due to the leak. After hearing this, he and I drove back to the dealership and I went inside to speak with them. The showroom was void of any customers so I asked to speak with someone about the incident, and my son remained outside as he was embarrassed. The manager explained to me that they had offered to help him and simply asked if he would pull the vehicle off to the side and had not insisted that he leave immediately. Most of the workers in the showroom were attentive to the conversation and some spoke up and said they even offered to have a mechanic look at it. Since this conflicted with what my son had told me, I returned outside to the vehicle and asked him if that's what happened. He explained to me that that was not what took place and that a black gentleman came out to him and told him that he needed to leave immediately or they would call the police. I returned to the show room and asked if anyone had spoken to my son and threatened him. The manager said that there were just two black individuals working at the dealership and both of them were there during the conversation and said they had not spoken to my son and said that. At this point I decided it was time to bring my son inside and confront them with what appeared to be conflicting stories. My son visually described to them the gentleman that had spoken to him harshly requesting him to leave. They explained that they did not have a black person working there that met that description. My son said he really wasn't sure exactly what the guy looked like as he was busy trying to fix the leak and leave within the 30 seconds they requested him to do. I directly asked one of the two black gentleman if he had spoken to my son and he said he had. I pointedly asked him if he had offered help or if he had told him that he needed to be off the lot in 30 seconds. He said that he did not say that at which point I looked my son directly in the eye and asked him if that is what happened son? He told me that is not what happened and I again directly questioned the black gentleman that had spoken to my son during the incident and he said that he may have said something like that. I explained to him that he put my son at risk by asking him to immediately leave the parking lot.How do I subpoena the parking lot videos as evidence, and subpoena the man that threatened my son. What else should I use as defense and how?

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