i have to request for hearing regaring dui issue.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Generally speaking, in person hearings are better. Sometimes an officer does not show up or if there will not be an officer you still get a better opportunity to connect with the hearing officer. Hearing officers are human just like the rest of us, they may be more lenient on you if they have a face to put with your argument.
If you have to travel a long distance or it is difficult for you to get around, you can still have a hearing over the phone, the law that applies will be the same.