At 19, cited w/infraction for miniscule amount of alcohol due to CA zero tolerance, . Lost license for a year. Note: police allowed me to drive home, and this was considered an infraction.
Four years later I was stopped, had a 2.0 level. Courts considered this my 1st, I was ordered into 9 month DUI program and 2 days community service plus fines. The police took my license and gave me a 30-day paper to drive on. I didn't realize I had to request a hearing, so did nothing until my court day, which was after the driving permit expiry.
Court saw nothing prior, but will DMV will consider this a 2nd offense? Can I get a restricted license to go to school? Can DMV arbitrarily change the 9 month DUI school to an 18 month course against the court ruling of 9 months?