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