A conviction for many traffic offenses can result in a suspension of driving privilege.
A person can also be suspended for a drug conviction or DUI. For some, this leads to suspension time of many months or years. PennDOT takes the position that credit toward getting the suspension time served will only start when you surrender a driver’s license or you submit an acknowledgment of suspension if you don’t have a license.
You may not have to take PennDOT’s answer that you will have to wait months or years for a license.