Minneapolis, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: MN traffic violation being contested

The court is trying to reschedule due to troopers planned vacation. Do they have the right to reschedule the court date at their convenience?

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Yes. Absolutely. Hearings are rescheduled all the time due to someone’s unavailability.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Courts will typically reschedule a trial at the request of either party, provided adequate notice, especially for the first such request. But if the key prosecution witness doesn't show up on a trial date, most judge will grant a defense motion to dismiss. The key there is advance notice, or not.

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