A couple of months ago, i made a stupid decision and decided to take my parents car out late at night while they were asleep and go joy riding. This wasn't the first time, and i thought that i was a great driver. During the incident, i then had a dj permit and was scheduled for a road test. While back on a country road, i decided to drive over the speed limit, lost control, and ended up in a ditch. An officer did an accident report and i was given five tickets. I recently went to the town court and had my fine reduced. I was given two tickets total. One ticket for driving without a valid license, and another for speeding, speed not stated. I recieved 6 points on my permit, but had four taken away by completing a defensive driving course. I currently have two points on my driving record. However, i am posting because i am wondering how long the dmv will suspend my permit for. The officer who did the accident report took my permit at the scene, and i never saw it again. However, my permit has remained valid all this time, and im not sure if it still is or not. I paid the two tickets, about a week ago, and those are settled. My laywer thinks that i will have my permit suspended for six months, and after that i will be able to apply for a road test.
Now that i have given all the information, i have many questions as to what the outcome of this might be.
How long, in your opinion, will i have my permit suspended? What are the chances that it could be sooner than six months?
Will i be able to apply for a road test as soon as i recieve it back?
When does the suspension period start? after my tickets have been paid or after i recieve a letter in the mail stating my suspension length?
What actions can i take to lessen the suspension time? or cant i do anything?
This bad decision has made life pretty rough for the time being and i am anxious to get my life back to normal. Please help answer my questions.