Sold car, DMV never got the only release of liability, recieved parking ticket – new owner never got title transferred?

Bad decision. I sold a car for the first time a month ago w/ pinkslip and keys in california, yesterday I received a parking citation for that car. Thing is the DMV never got the release of liability and thats where all the info was on. and I cant get a hold of the new owner since he's avoiding my calls.

Bad decision. I sold a car for the first time a month ago w/ pinkslip and keys in california, yesterday I received a parking citation for that car. Thing is the DMV never got the release of liability and thats where all the info was on. and I cant get a hold of the new owner since he's avoiding my calls. Coincidentally the car is parked on my classmates block and says the car has been sitting there for a month. I notified police just in case the car was used by the buyer for a criminal act. The only proof I have is a text message to my step dad saying that day I sold the car and partial of the convo of the buyer saying the buyer might come around to get the car later on that day. What should I do if I cant get the title transferred out my name without his info.

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Parker:
You have no proof that you sold the car? This is on you. You will be responsible for the tickets. You're probably going to need a lawyer to make this go away.

Do you have the buyer's information? I take it you didn't keep your copy of the bill of sale like you're supposed to.

This is going to be an expensive lesson for you. This is why you are supposed to do certain things when you sell a car. Ignorance is no excuse anymore when you can look everything up online. Even the DMV website spells out what to do when buying or selling a car.

Even if you just pay the ticket and forget it, if it gets towed, you will be responsible for the towing and impound fees. When they sell your car because you didn't pick it up, they will then sue you for the balance owed.

g:
So you have neither a bill or sale or proof that you submitted the release of liability to the CA DMV? If not, you will certainly be liable for the currently outstanding parking violation. Resubmit the release of liability immediately.
Dana:
so you have neither a bill or sale or proof that you submitted the release of liability to the ca dmv? if not, you shall certainly be liable for the currently outstanding parking violation… resubmit the release of liability immediately…
Ashley:
so you have neither a bill or sale or proof that you submitted the release of liability to the ca dmv? if not, you shall certainly be liable for the currently outstanding parking violation……… resubmit the release of liability immediately………
Entidtil:
To stop any further problems, Send in the release of liability NOW !
You may end up having to pay the parking ticket . Seems to me that will be ultimately up to the police that issued the ticket . Talk to them, explain what happened…Plead your case.
Happy Gramps:
you made a huge mistake by not keeping copies of the bill of sale, release of liability and the registration for the sold vehicle……….if you don't have the contact info for the buyer, then…………
Jennifer:
you made a huge mistake by not keeping copies of the bill of sale, release of liability and the registration for the sold vehicle…………………………if you don't have the contact info for the buyer, then………………………………
Linda R:
When you signed the 'pink slip'………I hope you DATED the document when signing it – if so, then you pay NOTHING. If you did NOT date the document……….then YOU pay the ticket.