Yes that makes sense. You are suspended for 4 months from the DMV action only. But when you are convicted in court the DMV will update their system and you will have another 6 months on a first time dui.
I agree with the previous attorney's answer, but I would add that the additional (second) suspension as the result of your conviction may be cut short once you serve the first 4 month suspension and complete your first conviction program. The two suspensions run concurrently (at the same time) as one another, so hopefully it will go by quickly for you.
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The DMV is a governmental agency with employees that are well known for making mistakes. And the tough part is getting them to correct such errors. It sounds like a mistake was made here. So take all your paperwork to the DMV and see if they will straighten it out. If not, you can file a writ of mandumus in court that will compel the DMV to correct its error.
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