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I have requested a continuance in small claims court in the past, and am here to share my experience with you. Millions of Americans face credit-related or property-related civil lawsuits every year. While some will require the services of an attorney, those facing time in small claims court often elect to represent themselves. Scheduling conflicts are common for small claims defendants and plaintiffs alike. Filing a request for continuance on your own behalf is simple, fast, and easy.
Sometimes the prosecution or the defense in a criminal trial discovers that they will not be ready to present their case properly at the scheduled time. Either side can ask the court for a continuance, or the judge can order a continuance independently if they feel that it is necessary. They have discretion to deny a continuance unless the law in their state requires a continuance to be granted in a certain situation. A determination on a continuance usually comes down to whether the party seeking the continuance has acted with proper diligence in preparing their case. If a defendant decides to hire a lawyer or change their lawyer, for example, they should do this promptly.