(1) The driver’s license of any person convicted hereunder of theft of any motor vehicle or parts or components of a motor vehicle shall be revoked. If such revocation shall not be ordered by the court, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall forthwith revoke the same. The department shall not consider the convicted person’s application for reinstatement of such revoked license until the expiration of the full term of the sentence imposed, whether served during actual imprisonment, probation, parole, or suspension.
(2) It shall be grounds for the revocation of any person’s parole or probation if he or she operates a motor vehicle while his or her license is revoked pursuant to this chapter. However, it shall be within the discretion of the trial judge who imposes sentence upon the person convicted hereunder to direct the reinstatement of the person’s driver’s license on a limited basis after a reasonable time.