Sorry for the delay. I turned off the computer for the night right before you responded.
It is not typical for a judge to defer his ruling. In most instances, a ruling on a hearing is made right at the hearing. In some cases, the legal issues may be more complex and the judge will defer a ruling for him and the lawyers to research those issues and present further argument.
For the results of a hearing to be delayed for more than 8 months is highly irregular unless the judge made some kind of statement after the hearing explaining why it was necessary. Since I was not privy to the court proceeding and since I cannot look at the court papers, I could not possibly tell you what that could have been. It is possible a judge wants to have the defendant's behavior monitored in order to help determine the case's ultimate outcome. Also, a hearing is not a trial, and this defendant is not finished with his case.
You tell me that this defendant is represented by counsel. If she wants to know why there's such a delay and when she can expect to get her license back, she can find out easily enough from her lawyer, who can get the matter back before the judge to try to move the case forward, if she wishes to do that. She has a right to a speedy trial, and her lawyer can help her assert it, even perhaps get the matter dismissed.
If you are not the defendant, her lawyer will probably not speak to you. You could call the clerk of the court and try to get the current status of the case, which I suspect may not be exactly what you think it is, since this is highly unusual.