You need to ask the court for a reasonable extension ASAP, and not wait until the last minute. Be proactive.... Ask the attorney you had when you applied.
Attorney Salvatore Bonanno
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The only reason a continuance would likely be an issue is if you received the full 2 year diversionary period (which also means you would have had two years to get 40 hours of CS done) or the court made it very clear at the time AR was granted that no extensions would be given. Even then the attorney can ask, but there is no guarantee.
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If you have an attorney, you really need to talk to them in detail about this. Based on what you say above, in CA I would be able to get you an extension. It might help to print up your school enrollment and schedule, as well as perhaps get a letter from your employer re your work schedule. Good luck.
I agree with what has been said by others, but if you have a month to do 10 more hours of community service --- JUST DO IT! Go see the bail commissioner or probation if you need help finding a place. You should be able to find a place that can accommodate you over the next month to do 10 hours. Then you can avoid the whole topic of asking for more time and risking the judge saying no and avoiding another court date.
Attorney Mark D. Colson
Colson Law Firm, LLC
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