Does anout of statearrest warrant show when applying for a driver’s license?

UPDATED: Oct 8, 2010

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Does anout of statearrest warrant show when applying for a driver’s license?

CA warrant; OR license.

Asked on October 8, 2010 under Criminal Law, Oregon


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Yes, usually it will. But, it depends on the nature and circumstances rearding your warrant, and how your state’s driver’s license division views your warrant. Virtually all states have various registries and the like which allow them to electronically share information about drivers before issuing a license. If you have a warrant, it should appear in such a check. 

Note:  If it’s a misdemeanor warrant, your new state might issue you a license. But, again, that’s up to the discretion of the driver license division.

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