Generally You will not be arrested at the DMV. As far as I am aware, they are not running your record if you are applying for an ID. Depending on the nature of the bench warrant, many of them will not be extraditable, so they will not be active out of state. Some may be however, especially if it is a felony. (different states have different rules about out of state enforcement of the warrant since execution is at the expense of the state that issued the warrant.) Go to the DMV and get your ID.
You should definitely get the bench warrant taken care of, both because it will come back to bite you eventually, and just the stress of avoiding a warrant.
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You can probably get an ID without getting arrested. Nothing, however, is certain.
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DMV will not run your criminal history unless you have to meet with the investigation department, I agree with the others no guarantee but you would be the first person i have ever heard getting arrested while trying to get an ID.
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