Continuances

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You are entitled to one continuance of one week or two weeks, if requested prior to the original court date assigned on your citation or summons (or bond sheet received prior to filing of a new charge).

If a defense attorney enters the case, the attorney is also entitled to one continuance.

If the case has already been set for trial on a Thursday at 1:30 pm when the defense attorney enters the case, the matter remains set for trial. To request a trial date change, the defense attorney is required to contact the prosecutor and Judge directly. No trial date change will be granted through the court office.

If you were served a warrant for failure to appear and were assigned a new court date listed on your copy of the bond sheet, you are not entitled to a continuance.