If you need a continuance for your trial, you must put the request in writing and submit it to the court with your reasons prior to the trial. The judge will make a decision whether or not to grant the continuance. You may request a continuance for the following reasons:
A religious holy day where the tenets of your religious organization prohibit members from participating in secular activities such as court proceedings (you must file an affidavit with the court stating this information); or
That you feel it is necessary for justice in your case.