My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: CA.
I sold my Lincoln 3 years ago. I went to DMV and transferred the title.
After I submitted the release of liability, I saw the lady at the DMV counter threw away my bill of sale. I asked her if she transferred the title and she said yes. I asked for my bill of sale back, but she ignored me and started serving somebody else.
Recently, I was garnished for unpaid tickets on that Lincoln and today I received a collection letter from a towing company.
I called the towing company trying to explain that I'm no longer responsible for that car, they said they're busy and would call me back which they didn't. So I went to the towing company and they wouldn't let me see the car.
I don't have any copy of the bill of sale, but I do remember where the person who bought my car works. I went to her work and her boss wouldn't give me her name.
I called DMV and told them that I submitted the release of liability form, which of course they don't care.
So basically, DMV failed to transfer the title to the new owner, I'm being garnished for the unpaid tickets and towing charge.
So my question is, I need to find out the name of the person that bought my car from her boss. Is there anything I can do to get her name legally?
I'm not willing to pay $1000 in tickets and $3000 in towing charge. Is there anyway that I could do to avoid paying this?
All your help will be greatly appreciated.