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I have a summons for trespassing. The date is August 20 and

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I have a summons for trespassing. The date is August 20 and I have to start a new job out of state (tour) for six months August 13th. Is there a way to move the summons date up to an earlier date?
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Yes, you can file a motion in the court through the clerk's office to either accelerate the trial date or to ask the court for a continuance based on you being out of state and have them continue it until after you return. Also, if you choose you can go to court and speak to the prosecutor and seek to make a plea agreement for an adjournments in contemplation of dismissal, under NY Criminal Procedure 170.55, which is where you pay the fine and then the charge is subsequently dismissed and it would not be on you record as a guilty upon dismissal of the case (usually after no further charges within 6 months).

These are your options for dealing with this matter prior to the set court date.

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