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A Judge will grant a continuance, upon the showing of good cause. As such, a party would need to show and support why they need the matter continued. As far as the length of time, it all depends on what needs to be done and/or the delay, which is preventing the case from moving forward.
There is nothing wrong with asking for a 30 day continuance, to retain counsel and be able to afford their fees. It is reasonable and the Judge should grant it.
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I am sorry but I do not understand. What else can I clarify for you, about the continuance?
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You should stress to the Judge that the need for legal representation is imperative, since you are on parole and the charge could end up violating you and send you back to prison. You want to advise the Judge that you will be prejudiced if you do not have counsel and should ask the Judge for 30 days, to try and retain counsel and then ask for a status hearing, so you can inform the Court of where you are in the process.
In 30 days, after the continuance is granted, so you can keep the Judge up to date as the status regarding hiring legal counsel.
Yes, something that effects your legal rights and can harm/hurt your case.
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