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Thanks for the advise. quick follow up. I know the Jr. DA didnt set this on anyones schedule (at my first court apperance the judge just sent me to see the jr DA at a traffic ticket window in the court house -she was suprised I plead not guilty, everyone else was plea bargaining or just paying) she asked when I wanted to come back the next week and I gave her the day. The Tulsa court is pretty busy. Im willing to take a chance and go to court this first time and try to catch the officer unable to make it and go for the dismissal - if the officer does show up I would ask the judge for a continuance....maybe use excuse that I haven't recieved an attorney's advice yet but I have an appt to do so or something like that. any suggestions?
Since I will represent myself at court what do I say to the judge when he calls my name and the officer isnt there - ask for dismissal right away? if the states ask judge for a continuance can I refuse and request dismissal? thanks