Yes, you can obtain a valid Alabama driver license if another state holds a misdemeanor warrant. However, you cannot obtain am Alabama driver license if your previous state's driver license is suspended or revoked. See, Code of Alabama, 1975, section 32-6-7. The Alabama Department of Public Safety is responsible for issuing both driver licenses and non-driver ID cards. Your name and information will be run through the NCIC system to determine if you are a fugitive from justice or wanted by another state. In the case of a misdemeanor, you will not be arrested, but told that an active warrant is in existence.
Answer Applies to: Alabama