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A warrant from another state, by itself, will not prevent you from getting a driver's license in your state of residence.
However, a pending unpaid citation in another state or a warrant for a failure to appear in a traffic citation case in another state will prevent you from getting a new license. The warrant has nothing to do with it though---rather it is the traffic court's pending action against you that will result in a problem in your home state.
As you say your warrant is for a failure to appear, before you can get a license in your home state issued, you will have to deal with the out of state court system.
If a warrant has been issued for you because you failed to appear at court to answer to the citation or charge made against you, then you will need to contact the criminal court clerk’s office at the courthouse and ask what the amount of bond is for the warrant. The warrant was issued because of your failure to appear at court as directed. You will then need to go to the court and post the bond on the bench warrant. The bond is usually between $500 and $1,000, cash only, and then you will get another court date to appear to answer to the underlying charge as well as to your failure to appear at the first hearing.
If you are fearful of going to the court to post bond, you can have a friend do it, or even a local attorney. However, they are not waiting at court to arrest you. Call ahead to ask how much the bond amount on the warrant is---take in the cash to pay the bond, and you will be given a new hearing date.
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