Requesting a Continuance after trial date has been set

If you need a continuance for your trial, you must make the request or “Motion” in writing, state your reasons for the continuance, and submit your motion to the court prior to your court date. The judge will make a decision whether or not to grant the motion. You may request a continuance for the following reasons:

  • A religious holy day where the tenets of your religious organization prohibit members from participating in secular activities such as court proceedings (you must file an affidavit with the court stating this information);
  • A witness is unable to testify in your case, after you have exercised due diligence to secure the witness’ presence at trial;
  • You feel it is necessary in order to receive a fair trail;
  • Good Cause;
  • Any other reason provided by law.
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