Frequently Asked Questions for Attorneys

Do I need to file an Appearance as an attorney? If so, how do I file one?
Yes, an Appearance is required. Appearance by Attorney — State Form 55645 must be filed in advance of the hearing.

Who will be representing the BMV at the hearing?
For most cases, the BMV will be represented by a staff attorney. The contact information for the staff attorney assigned to your client’s case will be included on the notice informing you of the scheduled hearing. You can also call the BMV Hearings Department and be directed to that attorney.

Can administrative issues be resolved by agreement?

It is often possible for issues to be resolved by an agreed order. The BMV staff attorney assigned to your case is responsible for these negotiations. The contact information for the staff attorney assigned to your client’s case will be included on the notice informing you of the scheduled hearing. You can also call the BMV Hearings Department to be directed to that attorney.

Can I view BMV records in advance of the hearing?
If you wish to request your client’s driver record, you may subscribe to IN.gov premium services, or request records by completing Request for Certified Records – State Form 53789

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Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
You can reach the BMV Hearings Department at 317-232-1958 or bmvhearings@bmv.in.gov.

You can also speak with the BMV attorney assigned to the case. The contact information for the staff attorney assigned to your client’s case will be included on the notice informing you of the scheduled hearing.

Do not attempt to contact the administrative law judge directly. Administrative law judges are prohibited from ex parte communications.