Would a misdemeanor count as a minor case?
Would school, and a broken hand be a valid excuse?
Those are excellent excuses, with the broken hand you might even get the hours deleted with credit in full for that already completed.
Would it make a difference if I asked the judge on the day of the hearing?
That is the only time you can ask the judge, be sure to bring proof of your hand injury and school enrollment with you and it should work well for you.
Thank you so much for your help. I feel much better about this situation!