How does this answer my question? If it took somebody 3 years to complete the DUI program (for example), how could the DMV keep the license suspended the entire 3 years and not be in violation of VC13556?
Not sure? Did you file proof of insurance (SR-22) and pay re-issue fee? And by the way, no program would permit you to take 3 years to complete an AB-541 program, so that's an odd hypothetical.
I was never ordered to attend a DUI program by the courts! 13352, which is what the DMV states as it's authority to require the program, refers to VC23538 to describe the program, and in EVERY instance it is stated to be court referred. (Which makes me wonder how that gives DMV authority). On the DMV's own website, the DUI program is stated to be "as ordered by the court."
Since I was never ordered by the court to attend this DUI program, I never have.. As for filing the proof of insurance and re-issue fee, I would have gladly done such but the DMV keeps refusing me stating I must first go to a first offender alcohol class.
That being said... it has been 6 years now since I was convicted of the DUI and yet my license is STILL suspended. How does that not violate VC13556?
Without seeing the documents, I can't tell. I suggest you go to the DMV, get a printout and ask them what you need to do to get your license restored. they don't keep the reasons secret.
According to the DMV, I need to attend the first offender DUI program.