Lawyers request whatever hearing is applicable in a case. If you paid your lawyer for everything, then hearings are part if everything.
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Generally a criminal defense lawyer requests suppression hearings. Winning is rare but you get much of the paperwork before trial and get to question the police officer about the case so it is a great discovery tool.
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It depends on the case and the strategy for resolving it. If you've got an attorney, talk to them about any questions you have. Good luck.
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