Motor vehicle laws differ from state to state, but ... in general ... nearly all states make it illegal to operate an unregistered motor vehicle on public roads (this often includes even having the vehicle TOWED on public roads). Generally the penalty for violating this is a (possibly substantial) fine, but some states increase the penalties for subsequent offenses to include jail time.
Again, state laws differ, but an unregistered vehicle parked on a public roadway may be subject to towing and impoundment. Since getting it back out of impound will require you to operate or tow it, you may have to show proof of registration before the vehicle can be released from impound.
If it's not registered AND you're not driving it, there may be no immediate consequences, though registering it so that you can legally drive it again after a period of lapsed registration will usually require you to retroactively pay the missed registration fees, including any late fees that may have accrued. Many states allow you to register a vehicle at a lower rate if you don't plan on operating it. A vehicle registered as non-operational must be registered fully before being driven, but you probably won't have to pay the retroactive registration or late fees.
Only if the car was registered in Texas in your name.
All vehicles, Salvaged or not, can be registered at your local DMV
if you lost the title you can go to your local dmv that it was registered to and file for a lost title
No, unfortunately you can not get the car registered without the title. The title must be signed over to you and you must take it to the DMV with you.
You could write down the VIN and ask your local DMV office if they can tell you. They may or may not, be legally obliged to answer your question, or to tell you to whom the car is registered.
You have a problem contact your local DMV to get this sorted out.
Check with your local DMV for how long a smog cert is good for but you will need it before you go to get the car registered.
No, not if you registered it with the DMV. It is now Public Records
You cannot sell or trade a car without a title. Apply for a duplicate title at your local DMV.
The DMV of the state it is registered in should be able to tell you if a lien is still in effect on the vehicle.
Depending on the state the DMV can suspend the registered owners drivers licenses.
Return to seller and get your money back until he can supply clear title to vehicle