i have magistrates court hearing for drunk driving on 30/4 but am booked on a flight to new zealand on 18/4 to 6/5 see my brother after 4 years.how do i go about getting a postponement and will the court agree?
HiThank you for your question. I will try to help with this.You need to call the court on Monday and speak to the office with this information. If you show them evidence of a prebooked holiday then they tend to be more sympathetic than otherwise.Its more likely they will try to bring it forward for you than adjourn it until you return unless the lists are literally horrendous. Actually if this is a first appearance then Im surprised it isn't in next week. If its for trial then probably they would adjourn until you return.If they do agree to do that then get it in writing and get the name of the person you speak to.Also, follow up in writing yourself but make sure you call them on Monday as well. Never accept anything at a magistrates Court unless its in writing though. Court staff do not always act upon requests.You could also get a solicitor to make these enquiries for you but there will probably be cost in doing so.Hope this helps. Please press ACCEPT and then I will answer your follow up questions for free. Your question will not close but I will thereafter give you related information at no extra cost.
can i ask you on monday after asking magistrates court? i am due to leave on wed 18/4. i don't see them bringing it forward
I see your problem.You can post back on Monday but I am in Court Monday morning. They won't get this into court before the 18 April though. Its rather surprising you had a such a long bail date from the police station though.The only option then is to ask them to adjourn. Generally with prebooked holidays they are more forgiving.
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