My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: CA
Back in 4-13-11 I was driving my friends vehicle and was pulled over for expired registration. My friend who the vehicle is registered in her name was a front seat passenger. The officer was informed by her that she was the registered owner & provided proof of it to the officer. You would think that the officer would of given her the ix it ticket after providing the proof that she was the registered owner of the vehicle. Shortly after that I lost contact with that individual from what I know they never paid the registration on the vehicle & was informed that she sold the vehicle with the expired registration. I had no idea what so ever that the tags were expired and the reason I was driving her in the first place was because she had been drinking & I don't drink that is the only reason why I was driving her in her own vehicle. Now as a result of that fix it ticket I got so that I can be responsible for someone else's registration to get paid. How and the hell can you hold me responsible for something I have no control over and is the owners responsibility. Now my license has been suspended and I owe $1,418.00 fine. I left out that my female bud was a trans sexual and was a bit flirtatious with the officer. I believe by her trying to flirt with the officer made him uncomfortable, because I know it made me feel that way. I believe now that is the reason why he gave that to me so he wouldn't have to deal with her. Please I know what the law states so save the sarcastic "But the law states that" replies the law isn't always black and white. Does anyone have any useful information to help me or should I bite the bullet and just hire an attorney?