Who decides whether I win or lose at the hearing?

Answer: 

There are several possible decision makers. Many hearings are held before Administrative Law Judges. Any decision from the Administrative Law Judge may be appealed to the agency itself. Or a hearing could be held before members of the agency that will decide your case.  Whomever decides your case, a decision will be based on the statements of the witnesses and on the documents that were introduced at the hearing. Iowa Code § 17A.11(1) (2005).

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