Question: Is it legal to take away my license before I am convicted of a DUI in San Fernando?

Answer: Yes, assuming it was a CA license (not an out of state license) then the officer has authority to take your drivers license and issue you a temporary license based on a DUI arreste. You or your DUI attorney needs to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the DUI arrest in order to fight the license suspension, and get you a new temporary license that will be good for a longer extended period of time. There is a lot more to the DMV hearing and the DUI criminal case than can be explained in an email. Feel free to call me at 818-336-1 DUI to discuss further. I would be happy to talk to you about it.
Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks