What are the likely reasons for such a fast continuance? 7 Answers as of September 30, 2013

A man is arrested for domestic battery, his bond is set and he goes to court. At court neither the "victim" nor the arresting officer show up, then the case gets a continuance for the next day.

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
That is to see if they will show up for the trial.? If not then the matter will probably be dismissed.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/30/2013
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
A lot of judges will give the prosecutor one continuance. Although most jurisdictions require good cause.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/26/2013
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
All answers provided apply to Massachusetts cases and Massachusetts law ONLY. If your question relates to an issue from another state you should contact a lawyer from that state as each state has its own laws and statutes. The judge just wants the no shows in court is what it sounds like to me.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 9/26/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
The court is ready to address the matter the next day.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 9/26/2013
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Continuances at first are easy to get. However, the court is reluctant to give any after the first one.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/25/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    Because the judge decided to. I would need to see the transcript of the hearing to know the exact reason.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/26/2013
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    If the man is up for his arraignment, there is no need for the victim or the police officer to be there that day. If the hearing if a pre-trial or a preliminary hearing then the District Attorney may ask for a continuance within the 60 day period.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/26/2013
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