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I moved to TX and received a DUI and cleared all legal matters.

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I moved to TX and received a DUI and cleared all legal matters. I just found out via a casual conversation that I may have to face charges in California for the offense in TX. I'm so upset , because the attorney that reprsented me on my TX DUI case never brought this issue to my attention. I kept my CA drivers license until now, which is been four years since moving out of CA, because I didnt know if I would stay. I'm going to the DMV to apply for a TX license tomorrow morning and now fearful of the outcome. Will my CA record show a warrant for a DUI in CA for the DUI received in TX?

No, there should not be any warrant from California for your arrest based upon the Texas DUI. While the states do share information on traffic tickets, suspensions and the like, this is primarily for the purposes of having some continuity regarding the driver's license. However, when a person is arrested in one state, the prosecution will occur entirely within that state. No other state would issue a warrant related to that arrest or prosecution.


So, go to the DMV tomorrow without fear of any warrants related to the DUI arrest.

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