Do I need to go to court to ask for an extension for MADD class? Deadline is Dec and my date is in Jan 2020.
I was supposed to complete my MADD class by December 2019.
However, I was unable to attend rescheduled for JAN 21 2020.
I'm currently suffering from stage 4 hypertension and kidney disease. I've been really fatigued and feeling ill. It's been like that for the past couple of months. When I was arrested for my outstanding warrant for not completing the class, they released me on "OR" at the hospital due to my high blood pressure.
I contacted the MADD panel and let them know that I needed complete this course by December. They said I could just call the court and ask for an extension and didn't want me coming if i was ill.
What are my options? Is it possible to ask for an extension over the phone? I'm not in a financial position to hire a lawyer at the moment.
Thanks in advance and happy holidays!
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If you cannot afford a lawyer, your option is to go down to the court to request an extension. A judge should extend. Sometimes, you can get it extended going to court once. However, they can make you come back twice (once to set the appointment, and the other showing up). Hopefully, they can assist you on one trip to the courthouse.
This reply should NOT be considered a legal opinion of your case / inquiry. At this time I do not have sufficient factual/legal documentation to give a complete answer to your question and there may be more to the issues you raised then I have set out in my brief reply
The only way to get an extension is either to hire an attorney to go to court for you or to go to court yourself, place your case on calendar, and ask for an extension. Bring documentation of your medical condition with you in case the judge wants to see it.
You should consult your attorney about how to best proceed,v however you do need to be proactive about letting the court know that you will be unable to complete the class as you agreed at the time you were sentenced.
This answer is not legal advice, it may not even be relevant to the question answered, it definitely is does not establish an attorney/client relationship.