If your license is suspended due to 'failure to appear for defensive driver's class' how long will it be suspended and how do you get it reinstated?
The courts in your state are obviously attempting to impress upon you the severity of what you have done, and the importance of the legal system in making the roads safer for everyone. Your failure to appear as directed was evidence to them that you do not consider it important, at least that's the way they must feel. At this point it's probably best for you to talk to the judge or your local drivers license people to see what you can do. What you are describing is dependant upon state laws and you'll need to find out from someone who is knowledgable about the laws in your state. Good luck and when/if you get your license back, drive safely.