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Show Cause Hearing Application


Updated: November 2022

Drivers who request a hearing in response to being served with a Notice of Proposed Revocation must request a show cause hearing for the alcohol-related offense (DUI, DWI, OWI). The hearing examiner will take testimony from the arresting officer concerning the circumstances surrounding your charge. The hearing examiner will also take testimony from you. You can be represented by counsel and/or present witnesses. At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing examiner will decide whether to take action against your driver’s license or driving privileges, such as ordering a suspension or revocation.


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