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.