My criminal case is set for court and I am unable to make it on this date; how do I get my case continued?

For Misdemeanor Arraignment court dates you may call the Misdemeanor Division at 772-223-7915 and request a one-time continuance which will be 2 weeks from the date set for Arraignment. Any further continuances will have to be approved by the Judge and the Prosecutor assigned to your case.

For Felony court or any other type of Misdemeanor court, other than Arraignment, a continuance will have to be approved by the Judge and the Prosecutor assigned to your case. You will have to contact the Judge's office and the Prosecutor assigned to your case. The clerk's office is unable to give continuances in these matters. You may contact the Criminal Division to find out which Judge/Prosecutor has been assigned to your case. If you have obtained an attorney or have been granted a Public Defender, you must consult them.

If a defendant fails to appear for a scheduled court date the Judge may issue a capias or bench warrant for the defendant's arrest.

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1. My criminal case is set for court and I am unable to make it on this date; how do I get my case continued?
2. I posted a Cash Bond, how and when do I get my money returned?
3. I posted a Cash Bond and my address has changed or is incorrect, how do I correct this information?
4. Since I received my summons/ticket/arrest, my mailing address has changed or it is incorrect, how do I correct this information?
5. I would like to have information on getting my case sealed or expunged, where would I get this information?
6. How do I contact my Probation officer?
7. How do I contact the Judge’s office handling my case?
8. How do I contact my Public Defender or have a Public Defender appointed to my case?
9. How can I contact the State Attorney’s Office (Prosecutor)?
10. How can I fax information to the Criminal Division?
11. How do I clear my D-6 (Driver License) suspension?
12. I would like to conduct a record search of an individual or request copies from a case, who do I contact and is there a fee?
13. How do I pay my court fines or court costs?
14. What is the difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor charge?
15. What if I am arrested in another county on a Martin County Warrant?
16. I just received a phone call from Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP (Linebarger) and I don't know who they are or why I would owe money; what do I do?
17. I owe money to Linebarger but I thought I had paid all of my court fines; what do I do?
18. I thought if I went to jail and served time I don't have to pay my court fines; why do I still owe fines?