Winston-salem, NC asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arizona

Q: CAn you oppose a motion for extension of time to file answering brief

The State of AZ filed an unopposed motion for extension of time to file answering brief and I want to know if I can contest it.

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Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: A Motion for Extension of time can be contested; however, if it is "unopposed" that means the State of Arizona already sought the other side's position and did not object or did not timely object. Typically, a judge will grant an extension even if opposed unless there is good reason to deny an extension (such as extension requested in bad faith merely for the purpose of delay or if there have been numerous prior extensions).

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