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8.2. If I do not live in Hawai’i, will I have to return to Hawai’i for the hearing?

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in

No.  If you were arrested for OVUII but you do not live in Hawai’i, and you request a hearing, you will not be required to return to Hawai’i for the ADLRO hearing.  You can request a telephonic hearing and/or you can have an attorney represent you and waive your appearance at the hearing.  If you have a telephonic hearing, the ADLRO Hearing Officer will contact you by telephone and conduct the hearing over the telephone.  If you have an attorney, you must submit a Notice of Representation and Authorization for Release of Information form to authorize the attorney to represent you at the ADLRO.  Required forms are available on this website. 

Note that even though you may not be required to return to Hawai’i for the ADLRO hearing, you may still be required to return to Hawai’i by the court if you have a criminal case.  The ADLRO only handles the administrative driver’s license revocation when you are arrested for OVUII.  The court separately handles the criminal charges when you are arrested for OVUII. See question # 26 below.