My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: CA
First off, I KNOW I AM AN IDIOT for buying the vehicle. I did not realize this practice was illegal until after the fact. If I knew I would have never touched the damn thing. I stupidly purchased a vehicle from a person who had the title to the vehicle but it was in the name of the person they bought it from. The registered owner signed the document but the person I bought it from did NOT sign the buyer information. I was told that "Just fill in your buyer info and date of sale whenever you get the chance to go to the DMV."
I just want to know if I'm at fault for buying the vehicle, if there are any penalties for me as a buyer. I did some research and other states have you pay a fine if you purchased it this way. There wasn't anything I could find for California specifically.
I'm beating myself up about it and I need some help, if you have any ideas please do so.