A friend has a couple unpaid tickets in Oklahoma and a warrant has been issued. He is able to renew his suspended license in April. Will they let him or will he need to take care of the tickets first?
Your friend is subject to arrest upon contact with any law enforcement official, which includes the Texas Department of Public Safety, if he has warrants outstanding. He will also not be able to renew his license until the out of state matters are cleared. Contact an attorney in the county where the warrants are pending.
No he can't renew his license here in Texas without at least posting bond in OK. There is something called the Violator Compact which requires a State where a foreign licensee gets tickets to tell the home state about it. It is treated the same as if he'd gotten them here and blew off the court. Not going = REAL BAD. Next his license will be invalid. 3 stops for DWLI (driving w/ license invalid) and his clothes turn orange and his living space becomes very small indeed. The former advice is also true, but an arrest is unlikely, unless it is made in connection with a more serious matter, due to the logistics involved and the expense of detaining him.
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