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Two years ago, I purchased a vehicle in California from a

Two years ago, I purchased a vehicle in California from a private seller on Ebay. This vehicle is non-functional and had no title (and hasn't had a title for 30 years). It was sold Bill of Sale only. Payment was made immediately. However, when I went to pick up the car, the owner said that he wanted to get a title for it before transferring it to me. So, I waited and waited while he did the necessary paperwork. Weeks turned into months and months into years. He still tells me that he is working on it, and the car is still sitting in his driveway at his private residence in California, but nothing further has happened. So, I went ahead and did the paperwork on my own and now have a title in my name for the car, but he is still sitting on the car and won't release it. At this point, now that the car is legally owned by me, can I hire a flatbed truck to go and retrieve the car, or is that against the law?

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I received a citation for unreasonable and imprudent speed;

I received a citation for unreasonable and imprudent speed; however, I wasn't speeding. Can you enlighten me as I do not want 4 points against my clear driving recordJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Police report due to accidentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: can you give mean examples

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A car was parked in such a way that the rear bumper was

A car was parked in such a way that the rear bumper was hanging over the entry to my driveway (about a foot or two in), when I was pulling my rear door swiped it exchanging some paint. I took pictures and left a note with my number asking them to call me. I get that I am the one who actually hit the other car, but it was only because they were illegally parked, so from a legal standpoint who is at fault?

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I was driving up grade on a road posted speed was 40. I gave

I was driving up grade on a road posted speed was 40. I gave my van a little gas for the grade about 25% from the top of the grade. Once I came to view the road ahead of me directly at incline grade. I seen a highway patrol pold over to my right side of my lane. Right then I eased into my break and befor passing him. There was a business driveway to the left. Truthfully I didn't think I was speeding, but I had no valid driver's license. So I was nervous driving my commercial company van and eased into the driveway of the Ceramic tile company. At that time in driveway I was really coasting. Then looked in my review mirror. And boom he pulled behind me and turned his lights on. Then I stopped and shut off the van. I told him I don't have a valid driver's license, then gave him my current registration and valid insurance card.He the said do you have someone who can come get you, and drive your van home. I said yes, he then went to run my name and record. I than called a friend and him and his buddy we're coming to help me. Then I Sean a tow truck and I said lord god. Then the officer came back as my friends pulled into the drive to help. The officer said ,,you were being honest about no valid driver's license so he's only going to ticket me for driving 51 in a 40, and driving without a valid driver's license. Then said my van will be towed, but I can get it out with a valid license holder. I said ya that's them there to help me. You asked me if I had someone and here they are. He then said I could impound the van for 30 days. But since I was truthful about my license. He was only impounding it but bring my friends to the highway patrol office in an hour and he would release the van to my licensed friend. I got the van out a little over an hour later, cost 250.00 tow bill. And now have to appear in court for no license, and speeding, 51 in a 40. Is this legal, him being in no sight of me or my van tell I came to the peak of the grade. And boom having radar pointed to the back of his car right at me. I'm thinking ( entrapment) ?? Then not even squealing my tires, slowing down to turn left into that business. Without passing him parked to my right shoulder. Me easing into the drive, then he pulled behind me, then hit his lights. Does radar work like that, further he had a young lady, I'm thinking a ride along student. Like they do with kids that want to be an officer but get to ride along to see hands on how things work. Anyway, honest I told him I truly didn't think I was speeding. But I know myself about a25% distance from the top of the grade, I gave it some gas and ya. The van geared down one gear and it sped up quick. But I was off the throttle before I seen the officer. I only gave it some gas really cause I know I wasn't going fast enough for the grade and traffic. I just had turned left from a side road I was on. And was driving, I seen traffic coming up fast behind me. I felt the lag of speed for the grade and oncoming traffic. I knew I had to goose my little mini van. But then boom at peek, I let off and,,,,well you know the rest. Thank you for your help and time, God Bless. Dylan

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I live in SFO Bay Area. My son's school starts at 8:15am. It

I live in SFO Bay Area. My son's school starts at 8:15am. It gets very crowded during the school starting time. Sometimes, I don't get parking space to park my car on the curbside. So, I park my car blocking a house's driveway. This house is very close to the school. I just have to cross the road and leave my son and come back to my car. It would take 2mins in total. When I see house owner's car in the driveway, I don't park my car there. So far, I have not had any complaints from the house owner.For the past couple of days, one of the moms is harassing me and cussing me for blocking someone else's driveway. She is not the owner of the property and she doesn't live in the neighborhood. Today, she took several pictures of my car as it was parked blocking the driveway.Is it illegal to block someone else driveway? What can she do with the pictures?

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I have received a Courtesy Notice from Santa Clara Count,

I have received a Courtesy Notice from Santa Clara Count, CA.The alleged infraction identified as VC-21801A-IQ: If I file for a "Trial by Declaration", is it sufficient to point out that this statute does not apply? because I was entering from a driveway, and there was no possibility of "vehicles approaching from the opposite direction" ?[21804 might apply]Should I also point out that I did, in fact, yield the right of way?[I stopped in the nearer 'right-bound' lane, and did not enter the left-bound lane, and the car in that lane (a local police car) did proceed without incident/collision; stopping 50 feet later]That is: after looking right, then left, i pulled into the roadway, and checked back to the right (after clearing some visual obstructions) and saw the cop car the left-bound lane; so I braked, the cop and I looked at each other as he passed by (both of us surprised) so I finished entering, and pulled to the right shoulder, and he stopped further up and came back to request license and registration, and the spend several minutes thumbing through his code book looking for the right code, and finally came up with this for "failure to yield".Which is: "21801. (a) The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left orto complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public orprivate property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to allvehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are closeenough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turningmovement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to theapproaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made withreasonable safety."[http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=veh&group=21001-22000&file=21800-21809]"21804. (a) The driver of any vehicle about to enter or cross ahighway from any public or private property, or from an alley, shallyield the right-of-way to all traffic, as defined in Section 620,approaching on the highway close enough to constitute an immediatehazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that trafficuntil he or she can proceed with reasonable safety."

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If you are driving down the road in Wheeling, Il and decide

If you are driving down the road in Wheeling, Il and decide to make an illegal left turn into a business with driveways clearly marked "no left turn" and "do not enter" thus violating Il Statute 11.305(a) and collide head on with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction, have you engaged in Reckless driving because you cause an accident while doing something illegal?

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In Mesa AZ, can I leave a car parked in my driveway with

In Mesa AZ, can I leave a car parked in my driveway with expired registration? I live in an HOA, on a private street.

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Yesterday I parked my car in a lot in a busy area. I went

Hi! Yesterday I parked my car in a lot in a busy downtown area. I went and ran some errands, and when I returned to my car, I backed out of the spot and pulled up to the lot driveway and prepared to make a right turn. The lane I was turning into was empty, but the opposite lane (cars driving to my left) was very busy, so I attempted to angle my turn so as not to hit any cars in that lane. I angled the turn incorrectly, and scraped the back left side of my car against the rear left bumper of a car parked on the curb right along the lot entrance/exit. The driver of the other car was not present (it's a shopping district in the town so I assume they were parked there to walk to do similar errands). I turned back into the lot, contacted my insurance agency, and contacted the police. The driver of the other car never returned while I was waiting. An officer arrived, I explained what happened, and he wrote up an accident report, giving me a $125 ticket for failing to yield from a driveway. Is this a relevant charge for accidentally hitting a parked car, or is there a way I can contest this (I admit the accident was my fault, but I want to know if this is a charge I should be given)?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not, only to my insurance agent and the officer at the sceneJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Nothing relevant to this incident I can think of. I didn't contest the ticket in the moment with the officer (I was a bit stunned and feeling bad about what happened), so I don't know if that would hurt my chances contesting the charge.JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: okJA: 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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