I turned in my permit application 1/29/12 and just received a letter from Otsego County Court to inform me that a hearing is scheduled for 8/6/12 with Judge J.Lambert. Is this normal protocol? I'm a little nervous, not because I have anything to be nervous about but because a couple of my references weren't exactly timely with their responses to questionaires and investigators and i'm afraid their procrastinating has screwed me. Also, is this just a notification that the judge will be making a decision on the application or am I required to attend? It does not say anything about my attendance being required and getting the time off from work could be very difficult for me.