I am presently a defendent in a criminal trial and a respondant to a civil trial in which both cases are based on the same incident/event of false DV claims. I was granted several continuances for my civil trial in order to try the criminal issues first. My criminal trial has been continued multiple times due to availablility of the DA and court. I have since proceeded with hearing of the civil case prior to the criminal case and am on calendar for several dates this month (90 days advance scheduling). The petitioner's counsel (legal aid) is not prepared and does not wish to try the civil case prior to the criminal trial and is asking for a continuance. She also does not want her client, the petitioner, to be cross-examined due to the possible impact of her statements onthe criminal trial.