License suspended after arrested for DUI

Question: Why did the officer took my license and issued me suspension after arresting me for DUI in Los Angeles, CA? I thought I was innocent until proven guilty???
Answer: Your license is considered a quasi-civil matter through the DMV and you have the right to request a hearing to fight your license being suspended, but must do so within 10 days of your arrest. Note that the officer should have handed you a 30 day temporary drivers license when he arrested you for DUI and took away your regular drivers license. If you don’t already have an attorney, I highly recommend that you retain one for both the criminal matter and the DMV. See for more info. Call me at 818-336-1384 if you would like to discuss further.