Cheyenne, WY asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Utah

Q: I have a class a mis warrant in Utah and I lost my DL. Can I be arrested at the DMV if I go get another one?

Warrant is for 1st intensive probation violation

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Brent J Huff
Brent J Huff
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Technically a person can be arrested anywhere because a warrant is a judicial command to any law enforcement to arrest that person. Whether an officer at the DMV is likely to execute a warrant is hard to say. But, if DMV suspended a license due to a warrant, and the warrant still exists, it seems unlikely that DMV would issue a new license. The warrant probably would need to be taken care of before DMV would issue a new license.

To take care of a warrant, the issuing court must recall that warrant. One way is to have an attorney appear in the case and ask the court to recall the warrant. The Court may require a person to appear in court before determining whether to recall a warrant or execute that warrant. So, you probably need to address the criminal case first.

Ian Quiel agrees with this answer

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