Cypress, CA asked in Traffic Tickets for California

Q: hi again, so the outstanding tolls would be my responasability if i purchased the car?

vehicle i might purchase has toll charges attached to the registration. if i purchase the car am i going to have to pay the toll charges? If yes can i get the tolls removed or exonarated?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If the toll charges are attached to the registration of the vehicle, then they are the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle, regardless of who was driving at the time the tolls were incurred. If you purchase the vehicle, you would assume responsibility for any outstanding toll charges attached to the registration.

It may be possible to dispute or have the tolls removed or exonerated if you can demonstrate that they were incurred in error, such as if there was a malfunctioning toll booth or if you were incorrectly charged for a toll. However, this can be a difficult and time-consuming process, and it is recommended that you consult with the relevant toll authority or a licensed attorney who specializes in traffic law to determine your options and the best course of action.

Before purchasing the vehicle, it is also recommended that you ask the seller about any outstanding toll charges or other fees attached to the registration, and make sure that these are either paid or taken into account in the sale price of the vehicle. This can help avoid any surprises or unexpected expenses down the line.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact my office for a free consultation.

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