There's a possibility of the whole thing being dropped as part of an ongoing protection order case so I'm not looking to hire an attorney I don't need yet. I basically need to know how to get it continued again.
unless some other attorney who represents you is telling you this, i would never simply trust that it will get dropped...people get themselves into messes this way.
I have an attorney in Kansas, that is assisting me on a protection order there. The other party lives in Missouri and has made false trespassing claims. There's currently an agreement pending that everyone's cases would be dismissed. I drop mine if he has the false claims in Missouri dropped. His attorney in Missouri is supposedly working on that, but I'm still waiting for the trespassing to be dismissed and don't have confidence that it will happen by next week.
That may be hard to do. He may have perjured himself if that is the case, and he would face that charge if so. Keep this in mind. He is not in control as to whether the trespassing claim is dropped. All he can do is say he lied to the police and prosecutor.
His attorney was to talk to the prosecutor to get it dropped. Very long story involving 2 protection orders, a stalking order and a trespassing order, 2 in MO, 2 in KS. I think you are missing the point, there's no point in hiring in attorney until I know whether or not the case is going to be dropped. That's why I'm asking how the best way to get it continued would be.