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Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Justin ()
Date: September 24, 2007 12:15PM

.. to get a continuance w/out representation? I recently got a reckless driving ticket and not able to pay for a lawyer + the fine just yet. I know this is probably somewhere in the forum.. just couldnt find it using the search.

thanks!

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Fairfax Citizen ()
Date: September 24, 2007 12:40PM

1. Are you guilty of the citation?

2. Do you already have negative points?

3. Will your auto insurance rates increase?

4. If yes, to any of the questions, a lawyer may help.

4. First, call the Clerk of the Court and ask your question.

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Schrute ()
Date: September 24, 2007 07:17PM

Go the the Fairfax County General District Court and fill out a continuation request. They can be found at the Traffic Court Clerk's window. Once you fill it out, hand it to the clerk and they will submit it to a judge. Typically you call back within a day to see whether your continuance was granted. Almost a guarantee for first court date.

Or, you can appear in court on the day of trial and ask the judge for a continuance in person. You typically need a reason since the Commonwealth will be ready to proceed on this day. Any reason should be sufficient, like more time to get car calibrated, fixed, etc...

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: . ()
Date: September 24, 2007 07:38PM

Schrute Wrote:
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> >
> Or, you can appear in court on the day of trial
> and ask the judge for a continuance in person.
> You typically need a reason since the Commonwealth
> will be ready to proceed on this day. Any reason
> should be sufficient, like more time to get car
> calibrated, fixed, etc...


More time to concoct a good lie, etc...

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: September 25, 2007 11:49AM

you can call them to get a continuance, rather than going to the clerks office...

and ya, first request is usually granted.. I always just say I have an exam that day (regardless of the time of year).. "always" being twice, and both times being a lie *grin*

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Justin ()
Date: September 26, 2007 03:07PM

haha.. thanks for the advice guys. Really appreciate it.

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Justin ()
Date: October 01, 2007 01:58PM

hey guys, i tried calling the 'clerk's office' and i was redirected to a number that is no longer existing. does anybody know the correct phone number for me to call? also, is there a deadline for continuance requests?

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Mr.PoopiePants ()
Date: October 01, 2007 02:02PM

Justin,
Sorry man, you are just too stupid to get this accomplished on your own.

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Justin ()
Date: October 01, 2007 02:07PM

maybe i just dont break the laws as often as you do? anyways, how is that stupid? i followed the instructions, went on fairfaxcounty.gov and got the number for the clerk's office, the man that handled my phone call then redirected me to a bad number.

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: October 01, 2007 02:09PM

where'd you get the number? there should be one on the back of the summons.. if not I would try http://courts.state.va.us/ otherwise you should go in

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Mr.PoopiePants ()
Date: October 01, 2007 02:17PM

How is that stupid? Are you serious? You actually came on to a message board and asked a retarded question. You could have simply called back the guy and said, "Sorry to bother you again sir, but the number you connected me to was not in service. Perhaps there is another number you can connect me to." Or, you could have scrolled up and seen the post concerning the continuation request next to the clerks window. 703-246-3764

He who represents himself has an idiot for a client.

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: October 01, 2007 02:24PM

"He who represents himself has an idiot for a client."

and for a lawyer too.. lose lose situation..

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Justin ()
Date: October 01, 2007 02:35PM

thanks for the help poopie pants. all is finished. you can now go bag on someone else during your time of leisure you douche.

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: Mr.PoopiePants ()
Date: October 01, 2007 03:38PM

No Problem. You can now go spend those last two brain cells somewhere. Seriously, a 12 year old could've accomplished in about a half hour what took you a week!

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: no-cop ()
Date: October 02, 2007 01:34PM

And Reckless Driving = Civil Fees to boot. Have fun paying for the next 3 years...

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Re: Can somebody tell me how..
Posted by: yo ()
Date: October 05, 2007 07:25PM

HA HA, pay for years... you will

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