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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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DMV related question: I am currently in US on a f1 visa. My

DMV related question: I am currently in US on a f1 visa. My STEM extension expires on 07/17 and so does my driver's license (California). I plan to enroll into a new course and continue my studies. There is a gap of almost 1-2 months, between my STEM extension expiry and new I-20 generation. Is there any way to get a license for that period? Is there any grace period for expired license in CA?

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Sir, Just received a parking ticket from a place and vehicle

Sir, Just received a parking ticket from a place and vehicle I don't know . The police track me by the license plate . which was an old and expire of mine .2014. How long is someone responsible for a plate they thru out and is expired. Thank you for your help !

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I t a vacant car parked on the side of the road with a

i hit a vacant car parked on the side of the road with a camper I was pulling behind me truck. When I turned right the back end swung around and scratched the side of the car. I called police they gave me a ticket for failure to maintain lane. If I fix the girls car before court and she doesn't show to court will the ticket be thrown out? What's my best options to beat this ticket its 3 points and I have a Cdl 6 points and they are suspended for 6 months.

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Careless driving ticket in a parking lot : no : I was

careless driving ticket in a parking lotJA: OK. The Traffic Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Traffic Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I was turning into a small alley and other car stuck close to alley coming out. my driver front hit their driver front no injuries I have been there many times before. I have not had a ticket in 40 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Traffic Lawyer should know?Customer: that is pretty much it, the officer advised me to contest, he said that if he was there he had to write a ticketJA: 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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Was issued a summons in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Saftey Act

Was issued a summons in Saskatoon Saskatchewan for Trafic Saftey Act 253(3). Failure to report accident to police officer. I did leave the accident site a block away as it was a very busy intersection with no parking lane. Police on scene within 5 minutes and met him as I was walking back to accident site a police officer intervened and gave me growing through red light which is a fine and it is paid. I had no intention of evading him and I was returning to scene. As I understand it ignorance of a law is not defensible, and I am fine with pleading guilty, however I do not know what penalty is for this charge and want that information before I appear. Question is what are range of penalties for pleading guilty ??? There was no impairment and police officer did a ask sobriety related questions and was satisfied with my response.

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How can I dispute a parking ticket? I got a parking ticket

How can I dispute a parking ticket? I got a parking ticket eventhough I have a permit for a day in my car.

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My roomate was involved in a car accident driving my car.

hi my roomate was involved in a car accident driving my car. What happened was that he was in my car, parked in a parking lot, and another driver backed into him. The other driver and i both use Geico as insurer. The police came and made a report, and the report clearly and only says:"From the statement from both driver's and evidence at the scene, the following was determined. Driver 1 was backing out of parking and his vehicle struck driver 2's vehicle (my car). No injuries were reported on this date." That's all the police report says. Now Geico, after almost a whole month, is saying they have determined that both drivers are at fault and each need to fix his own car using his own policy ( i have to pay the $500 deductible)....I told them i don't want want my premium to increase and i dont't understand how they can determine that i am at fault when my car was just there and got hit by another driver backing out of his parking space; and the police report clearly says that.... my car was not illegally parked or anything. I told geico to go to hell and that i will be talking to a lawyer. please help.

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