Motion for Continuance for Unrepresented Defendants
- The motion for continuance form requires the following entries:
- the name of the Assistant District Attorney assigned to your case and whether they have consented or objected to your request for continuance.
- your Criminal Court Docket Number (ex: CP-02-CR-00XXXX-XXXX)
- the primary criminal charge you are facing, and the name of the Judge assigned to your case.
Instructions for retrieving the Assistant District Attorney, Docket Number and primary criminal charge for your case
- You will need to provide your reason for the request for a continuance
MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE SUBMISSION TOOL FOR DEFENDANTS WHO ARE REPRESENTING THEMSELVES
- After the required Case Status Conference with opposing counsel, if a postponement is being requested by either party the following is the process to file a motion for a continuance.
- Defense Counsel’s appearance must be entered on behalf of the Defendant.
- You must have the following information before submitting your postponement request:
- Defendant’s name, docket number(s) and lead charge.
- The Judge assigned.
- The name of Opposing Counsel assigned to the case.
- If opposing counsel consents or objects to the postponement request.
- Defendant’s consent (if Defense Counsel is the moving party.
- Previous postponement information.
- Reason for Motion for Continuance.
- Three trial dates agreed upon by both parties, to submit to the court for consideration.
- Once complete, the submission for the postponement will be forwarded to the assigned Judge for review
- Once the Motion for Continuance has been Granted or Denied by the Court, both parties will be notified via email or by phone.
- If Granted, the Defense Attorney will make arrangements with Court Staff for the defendant to sign a new Subpoena or to have counsel sign on his behalf using the approved protocol for telephone verification.
- A copy of the Granted or Denied postponement form will be sent to both parties via mail or email.