San Jose, CA asked in Contracts, Collections and Lemon Law for California

Q: If a lady sold me a motorcycle for $6,000 in California but wants $10,000 after she wrote 6 on the title, Can she sue me

She gave me the title saying 6,000 and reported it to DMV as that. I than took it to dmv and changed the title into my name. Now she wants payments to make it 10,000 over venmo and take me to court if I do not give her 2,500 by tomorrow. She says that the agreement was over text but she has to physical contract or agreement with our signatures. Not to mention she sold me it with "proof" of repair to find out that the downshifter is broken...

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends on the contract you made. Was she trying to defraud DMV and the IRS by stating a lower amount on the title, with or without your consent? Did you agree to pay her $10,000? Text messages can be subpoenaed from the service provider.

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David Keith Hicks
David Keith Hicks
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  • Dunsmuir, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I agree with the first answer, but if you were in on the switch from 10 to 6k, you may have committed a crime yourself.

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