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Sounds like it will be a he said she said situation. The problem is that the woman usually wins in these situations. I assume the sons are not hers so they will be considered to be biased. There is no way to tell what will happen at trial or if they will grant you a continuance. What the police officers say will be the most important testimony. Have you gotten a copy of their report?
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the sons are hers. the police report says that she says I grabbed her arm and they noticed it appeared it had been grabbed. both sons will say my one son grabbed the arm the night before. both sons will also say she has a history of making things up. police were called to house 911 calls at least 3 times prior to this -- all where she called and said i was hurting her. when police arrived my sons verified i was either gone or with them past several hours. much more mental health issues I won't elaborate on now.
what is the process I do to try to get a continuance? Where do I go? What will I be expected to provide as a reason for continuance
To request a continuance you will need to contact the clerk of court. If her sons testify you should be OK since they would not be considered biased. If she has a history of mental health issues you can ask them about it as part of their testimony. If you were cleared in the police report I don't see why they are taking it to trial. You and the sons may want to go in and talk to the prosecutor if you can't afford an attorney.
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