Answer: You can send your own letter. The procedures for sending the letter are usually on the back of the suspension form, it’s a 1205 form. You have to be sure to send your $150 with it. But I would not go conduct my own hearing, by any means. And if you send your own letter you have 30 to 45 days before the hearing is scheduled. If you don’t have a lawyer by then, they won’t have time to get the videos or police reports to prepare to have a hearing. You can put your license in pretty significant danger.