Wilson, NC asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina

Q: I need to get an ID for my job but I have an order for arrest for Litter/not 15lbs and violation of court order for not

I went to magistrates office and they told me to just get it taking care of and let me go. will I be arrested at the DMV office getting an ID

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Bill Powers
Bill Powers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Good Question

Normally DMV doesn't arrest people for the outstanding process (OFA Order for Arrest or Criminal Summons).

I have heard of cases where they've (DOT/DMV) called law enforcement, especially if someone drove on a revoked license or appears impaired at the DMV Office.

In any event, it makes sense to retain legal counsel.

Not sure why a Magistrate would say, "Just take care of it." Suspect something more is going on, as that's where one would normally turn themselves in for an outstanding warrant or service of a criminal summons.

More info on What is an OFA - Order for Arrest in North Carolina: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/how-to-strike-an-order-for-arrest/

Best bet would be to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer ASAP.

All the best!

Bill Powers

Criminal Defense Lawyer Charlotte NC

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