Can you get arrested at the DMV if you go for a state ID but you have a warrant?

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Can you get arrested at the DMV if you go for a state ID but you have a warrant?

Asked on November 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, it is possible that you could be arrested at the DMV when you go to get an ID, a driver's license, or a renewal of either.  The DMV isn't just an administrative office, it is part of the Texas Department of Public Safety-- which often offices with at least one state trooper.  Their systems are also designed to "flag" people with warrants-- so if a trooper is handy and you have a warrant, the DMV clerk may call one of them to come and arrest you on the warrant.


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