Question: Can an officer take my license away after arresting me for a DUI? I don’t think I was drunk, but I have a court date for DUI in Van Nuys Court.

Answer: If you have a California License, then yes, they have authority to take your license after arresting you for a DUI. If you had an out of state license, then they do not have authority to take your license, but they often do. In those situations, it’s best to try to get it back from the arresting agency before they shred it or throw it away. Call me if you want to discuss your Van Nuys DUI case in more detail. 818-336-1384.


Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI, Criminal and Expungement matters throughout Courts in Southern California. Van Nuys DUI Attorney, San Fernando DUI Attorney, Burbank DUI Attorney, Glendale DUI Attorney, Pasadena DUI Attorney, Metro Los Angeles DUI Attorney, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
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