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Q: What happens at ALS hearing? Do lawyers negotiate with police day of or does it happen prior to?

Does hearing get waived?

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Glenn T. Stern
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: At an ALS hearing, the court, after reviewing your appeal and any evidence you may have submitted, will hear testimony from the officer and from you/your attorney. The court will then typically issue a ruling.

Often, the ALS hearing is the first opportunity for the attorneys to speak with the officers, so negotiations happen the day of the hearing. Of course, if there is a need to try to negotiate a resolution before the hearing day, attorneys will then attempt to reach out and contract the officer.

If the attorney and the officer are able to reach an agreement, then a document will be signed and the hearing will be cancelled.

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