Q: how do i file a motion of a continuance on behalf of my fiancee who is in jail. we are hiring a private lawyer.
its a probation hearing. he was at work. his probation officer come to the house and he wasnt home. his dad is in last stages of dementia and he told them we didnt live there. he has lived there ever since he had a stroke in november 2021. he was released from rehab because of stroke. he was suppose to go back to finish out rehab when the doctors release him to go back. he got a new probation officer and he claims he didnt know that he was on medical leave. he was on call in probation. the arrested him 2 weeks ago. what can i do. please someone help
If he has a court date scheduled, it's obviously best if you can hire a lawyer before that court date. However, if you need time to hire a lawyer, then you can show up at the court date and orally request a continuance to hire an attorney. Most Judges will grant at least one continuance to hire counsel.
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