Do You Need a Hearing Delayed for More Time to Prepare?

If one wants to delay a hearing, a written motion under Penal Code § 1050 is the generally best way to ask the judge for this.  However, what if one just is not prepared and needs more time?  That may be a proper ground to continue a hearing, depending on the reason one is not prepared in time?  Were you hospitalized?  Is there new case law that applies?  Is there new evidence?  To read about how to handle these contingencies with a judge, click on the following link.

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