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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. A continuance can be granted upon the showing of good cause. If you are asking for the 6th time, you need to present evidence to show the Judge that 1) you are not prepared and 2) by denying your continuance would create unfair prejudice for you. You need and want to show everything you have been doing to prepare and get ready over all this time and lay it out for the Judge in the body of the motion. The goal, as I shared, is to show the additional time needed is through no fault of your own and you need more time to work on and handle the matter. This way, if the Judge denies it and you presented good cause for it, there could be a legal basis to appeal, if you have to proceed.
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!
You are welcome and I certainly understand. As a shared, a motion to stay the proceedings would need to be filed or a motion for a continuance. In the body of the motion, you must state the issue with retaining counsel and how you will be unfairly PREJUDICED if counsel is denied and you are forced to defend yourself. You need to ask for a reasonable amount of time ( i.e.30 days) to avoid unreasonable delay in the proceedings. If the Judge denies this, then you have a legal basis to appeal and judgment or ruling entered.