About your hearing, DO NOT make sure you're rested beforehand. Don't wear makeup. As someone else said somewhere, dress enough to show respect, but wear an old suit. I made sure I was rested, just so I could get through it. And I wore make-up (don't wear much anyway). And I was denied. Might have *almost* won the appeal, but I didn't.... And don't worry so much. Can't tell you to not be nervous as you're going to be anyway--I was (maybe some people aren't--lucky them!). The judge asked if I lived alone and I replied that I'd lived alone most of my adult life, with occasional roommates. My lawyer noticed an obvious discrepancy and then asked if I'd ever been married. Oops, forgot about him!!! (Actually, I don't consider it was really a marriage and wish I *could* forget about it, but that's another story....) When the judge asked my sobriety date, I could clearly picture "12/10/94" in my mind, but I couldn't say it! My brain frantically scrambled to find a substitute and it did: I could say "December 10 1994". This didn't take very long, and I don't know what he attributed my pause to (maybe he figured I was lying). If I had to do it over, I'd point out to him exactly what happened. If I have to have a hearing again, I'm going to make sure I spend the day or two beforehand doing things instead of resting! If I can't drive, oh well, that's what mom's are for.... Good luck!!!