Trying to progress in life. I left Colorado to get away from certain people and some addictions I had obtained. Now its been some time in finally ready to move on in my life really for the first time ever and actually make choices for me. I left with unresolved court issues for my own survival. I had no way to get the help i needed there. But I'm concerned about getting new identification because of these open warrants. Please any advice helps thanks
Better hire a Colorado lawyer to handle those issues. When you walk in to DPS, they will run a check on you, discover your warrants, and you will be arrested. Then you must await extradition proceedings, while in jail, which can resolve in many different ways but ultimately you WILL have to address Colorado's complaint with you. It will not go away. If your previous actions were, as you say, necessary for your survival, then I congratulate you. But apparently the time has come to address the problems you put on hold. A Colorado lawyer working on your behalf may well alleviate the difficulties you are facing instead of you making the worst decision possible which is to get yourself arrested in Texas and then still have to face Colorado. Good luck.
If you have warrants outstanding for your arrest, you are subject to detention upon contact with any law enforcement official/agency, which includes the Department of Public Safety. Since these are felony cases, there is a high likelihood that Colorado will seek extradition if you are arrested in Texas. Talk with an attorney. Develop a plan. What's your end-game? Warrants don't just disappear. You will be held back by these issues until they are resolved. Good Luck.
I believe my other two Texas colleagues have given you THE answer. Open felony warrants when detected will cause you to be taken into custody. Will Colorado come from you and take yo back to answer for them - most likely. Hire an experieced criminal defense attorney.
Advice = take care of your felony warrants in Colorado. Hire a lawyer up there to "move on with my life really." You can't move on with 3 felony warrants haunting your every move.
If the DPS knows about your warrants, you will get arrested.
I am a Dallas area criminal defense attorney and former State prosecutor. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice. This answer does not form an attorney-client relationship.
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