Usually mandatory action's word is final. However, if you had a prior alcohol suspension, a second suspension, if accompanied by a DUI conviction would necessitate the 18 month 2nd offender program to get a restricted license. the court dictates the lenght of the class for the conviction but the DMV determines the lenght for licensing purposes.
Without more informationI suspect you have to take the 18 month program, sorry.
Yep; the first attny's answer is correct. Even if the court ordered a first offender class, but the DMV has a record of a prior conviction, you'll need to attend the 2nd offender program -- 18 mos. Otherwise the DMV will not reinstate your driving privilege. Good Luck & Best Regards.
Judith M. Fouladi, Esq.