MVA Hearings

A common question regarding MVA hearings is "Can't I just do the hearing myself?"

The short answer is "Sure, you can."

The real question you should be asking is, "Should I be representing myself?"

There are a number of good reasons to have an attorney with you at your MVA hearing.

If the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who conducts the MVA Hearing sees that you have hired an attorney, he or she will perceive that you are more serious about the hearing.

While there are some MVA Hearings that are very simple, there are some that can become very complicated. Having an attorney representing you may help you get the MVA to take "no action" and get the matter dismissed.

Another advantage of having an attorney with you at your MVA Hearing is that your attorney has more experience knowing what documents to present to the ALJ, and your attorney knows what to say in order to get the outcome that you want. (MVA judges like to see and hear certain things.)

Most representation is very cost effective, especially given that your driving privileges may be on the line.