I thought the CHP is supposed to send the DL to the DMV along with form DS 367. I took the blood test, spent the night in jail.
The DS-367 is only for alcohol related DUI. If the police suspect that you were impaired only by alcohol, then they have no statutory authority to take your DL.
The best thing to do would be to have your attorney contact the DMV within 10 days to preserve your right to a hearing even if one is not ultimately held.
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Usually, there are two reasons that licenses are returned, the chemical test came back below .08 or the license isn't issued by California. If you have a California DL then the Officer must suspect that your blood (in which he shouldn't know the alcohol content) will be below the legal limit. You should still make a DMV hearing request within 10 days of your arrest and may still be prosecuted for driving under the influence (VC23152a) which doesn't require a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or above.
Well this requires more facts. Very possible you were not over the legal limit, which begs the question, were you arrested and booked? Mistake. Out of state license. Lots of reasons. If you were arrested and booked you might want to have an attorney look into this. Many of us offer a free consult including our firm.
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