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If i have a warrant out for my arrest can i still get my id.

Arlington, TX |

i need an id. cad for work, but i also have a warrant out for my arrest.. if i try to et one will they take me to jail?

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Attorney answers 3


The DMV and courts are separate, but there are always uniformed officers present.

You run the risk of a routine check ending up in your arrest.

Clear up the warrant ASAP.


I agree with the assessments of Mr. Dane, and also note that in many States, the fact that an arrest or bench warrant has been issued becomes part of the computerized database used by various State agencies in that State. Clear up the warrant as soon as possible, and discuss with a local defense lawyer about the underlying criminal charges that are the basis of the warrant. Good luck.

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In Texas, if you try to complete a transaction at a DPS office and you have an active warrant out for your arrest, the odds are very high that you will be arrested at the office. Contact a local criminal defense attorney to determine what you can do to take care of the warrant and get on with your life.

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