All requests for continuances must be in writing and received by the City of Beaufort Municipal Court prior to the scheduled court date. All requests for continuances will be presented to the Judge, Officer and other case parties for consideration via email. Continuance requests are not guaranteed approval.
Once the Judge has reviewed the request and any other information provided by the parties in the case, he or she will grant or deny the request within 24 to 48 hours. It is the defendant's responsibility to ensure the Judge has answered the request prior to the scheduled court date and if it the request is granted the new court date and time.
If the Judge has not responded to the request prior to court, the defendant must appear in court to avoid the issuance of a bench warrant for failure to appear.