If you do not know the buyer's address, how are you going to sue him? Unless you pay the ticket, you have no damages. If you pay the ticket then, yes, you should prevail against the purchaser in a small claims action if you can get the purchaser served.
However, I would simply dispute the debt with the credit reporting agency and submit the proof I do have, i.e., the redacted copy of the release of liability form. Let the agency discover the new owner’s address. It is not your responsibility to pay if the ticket was incurred after the date of transfer.
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You contact the court, and send them proof that you sol d the car ten days earlier. Ticket should be vacated. You may need to pay a visit to the court.
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Show the Release of Liability to the court. That should establish that the vehicle was not in your possession when the ticket was issued and should clear it up.
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