If a defendant has a superior court date scheduled, does he have to be there or can his attorney postpone?
In Union County, the DA's Office normally wants the client there, especially in Superior Court for Calendar Calls, etc. If it's for a formal hearing, Motion or Trial, the accused must be there.
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Yes. Regardless of your case being Civil or Criminal, you need to be there. It is possible to change the date if needed depending on the type of case, but eventually you will need to be in court.
In most NC Counties and with most NC Superior Court Judges, you’re going to need to be ipresent- even if your lawyer is just requesting a continuance on your behalf. If you are not represented, you MUST be there and better be there early! .Talk to your lawyer if you have one if you have circumstances (like your case is in Mecklenburg County or Union County but you live in Bryson City or in Duck ..
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