My boyfriend has two warrants for missing court dates because the letters was sent to the wrong address and now he wants to take an ID out but doesn't know if he could get arrested
Your boyfriend needs to go to the two courts and answer to the warrants. It will be better for him if he does this voluntarily instead of being arrested.
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Warrants are kept in a criminal database. When you go to the RMV for a license the only thing they are concerned with is your driving record, if any. If you are only getting an ID then they will not even bother with that. Simply bring the appropriate information to prove who you are: birth certificate, school ID, Military ID, passport, church records, social security, etc. whatever you have. Then "look in the camera, don't smile, that will be $25 cash." Then leave. And preferably go to your local court and clear those warrants. As I advise my client "if you are taken in in handcuffs, you will leave in handcuffs". If you walk in, the chances are good that you will walk out.
These warrants may not criminal warrants, they may beare what is know as a civil warrant or "capias" warrant depending on the type of court date he missed. If they are court dates for a civil case (anything other than criminal) the OTHER side will have to pay to have them enforced. The ONLY purpose of those warrants is to get him to come into court. If he calls the court that issued them, and provides an updated address and asks for a new court date, the warrants may be withdrawn. Also, if he has warrants outstanding, he risks being arrested ANYWHERE at ANYTIME. Going to the RMV should not make this more likely. He needs to clear the warrants at court, which could take a day, then he can get an ID.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
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