Can I register/title/own a car if I have a warrant?

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There’s no law preventing you from registering, titling or owning a vehicle due to an existing arrest warrant. However, to do so could set you up for arrest. 

Every state Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) office maintains a national data base on driver records. Meaning, they will know when you attempt to register or title that a warrant has been posted for your arrest. And because the DMV works closely with law authorities, the police may be notified of your presence.

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  • Posted by Gloria on December 16th, 2009

    Who would be responsible if a car is sold and the title was not transferred and car was in a traffic accident before title transfer?

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