About a year ago I got an underage in Brookings, South Dakota at a college town homecoming. I never finished my alcohol classes in time, in result I wrote a letter to the judge asking for an extension. I needed to do 12 hours of classes and by the time I got the reply I had 5 days left out of the 7 she gave me to complete them. Needless to say I never got them done. I now have a warrant in that town for about 100.00 or a bit more. I just turned 21 and I have plans to go to Vegas at the end of march. I need to get a new Id so therefore i need to pay off my warrant. Can I decide what day my court date can be after I pay the warrant off?
State/Country relating to question: South Dakota
Hi Jacustomer, Generally, while a defendant can suggest a day to the court, he may not get it. If the judge's calendar cannot accomodate you on that day, you will be given another in the vicinity of when you wanted it. You might try to work that out with the clerk of the court before you make your plans to be in town. See if he can get you on the calendar for the date you want. Don't wait until you're too near the date. The judge's schedule will be all filled by then.
18 yrs of NYC public defense. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
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