Question: Why did the cop take my drivers license after I was arrested for DUI in Tarzana? How do i get it back?

Answer: Assuming you have a CA drivers license, an officer has authority to confiscate it after a DUI arrest is made. Note that in order to fight a suspension from the DMV, you or your DUI attorney needs to request a DMV hearing within 10 days from the arrest. Also, if there is a conviction for DUI in Van Nuys Court (where your DUi case will be heard if you were arrested in Tarzana), there will be a license suspension as well. The length of those suspensions can vary depending on certain potential enhancement issues. Ie. 2nd offense DUI or more, refusal allegation, if you are under 21 years old, etc.
Call me at 818-336-1 DUI to discuss your DUI case in more detail.
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