I am in building court for repairs and a retro permit. My 3rd court date is next month. However, I will not have all the corrections done. Frankly I am tired of going back and forth to court. I live out of state and want to go back once EVERYTHING is done which will be next spring around April due to Chicago's weather. I mentioned continuing this case until spring back in September and the prosecutor had a fit. Do I have a legal right to demand that I continue this when I think everything will be done?
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Typically, if you continue to show progress with regard to the repairs/remediations which has been ordered, the Court will work with you and agree to a reasonable continuance. Given the fact that the issues in these types of cases relate to problems which are claimed to have existed for some period of time, a continuance of 4-5 months may not be deemed reasonable, especially if interior work is involved. You may be best served by hiring counsel to represent your interests, to save you from continually having to personally appear (unless the Court has ordered you to be present).
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My first question is are you in court at 400 west superior or the Daley Center. The court will usually work with a property owner and contractor assuming you show you are moving forward with plans and permits. Everyone who practices in this area is aware that the City of Chicago is taking months to issue permits when they require drawings and plans for review. I am not referring to easy permits which you obtain on line. If you are out of town you need to have an attorney present for your case. You need to understand that there are many similar cases and the court and city attorneys hear all day long broken promises to correct violations. Suggest you contact an attorney to assist you with the matter. The cost to go back and forth out of state cannot be more than the price of an attorney to make a court appearance for a few hours. Good Luck
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