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I have my first marijuana possession charge. I know I part of it means I'll have to take a court appointed class which is at 4:00 every Tuesday. I have a full time job that ends at 4:00 and it would take about 15 minutes to get to the class. Is there any way the court would understand my situation and let me come in 15 minutes late?
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'm an attorney. I'll be happy to help you with your question. I would advise you to pursue this on two fronts. Namely, you could contact the court and let them know your situation and see if they would be amenable to letting you come in slightly late. It is somewhat of a longshot but there is no harm to Trying, but securely if you can show that coming in exactly on time would jeopardize your employment. You could simultaneously speak with your employer about leaving work 15 minutes early for court ordered obligation. If you don't want to tell your employer about the specific situation, you could always say something along the lines of "I have an obligation that will last X number of weeks and I am unable to reschedule it. However, I am available to come in 15 minutes early on each of those days. Would that work for you?" Honestly, every situation is different and the more willing you are to work with your employer or even with the courts the more amenable they may be too working out those 15 minutes.

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Criminal Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Honestly, every situation is different and the more willing you are to work with your employer or even with the courts the more amenable they may be too working out those 15 minutes. Please let me know if I answered your question satisfactorily. If I have I would appreciate you submitting a rating. The only way we get credit for our responses is if you are satisfied AND ALSO submit a rating. It was a pleasure helping you. If you have a follow up question, please don't hesitate to reach out again.

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