Yes you can ask for it to moved to another date on the trial date itself but you better have a good reason as it is frowned upon. So if you have not asked for disclosure yet, you can say you did not know you had to ask for it ahead of time and would like disclosure and another date. If you know ahead of time you can't get off work, you should send a fax to both prosecutors office and provincial offences office notifying them as far on advance that you can not make it, and then also (if possible) send somebody to court that day with copies of what you sent to ask for the new date.eednapes wrote: ↑Nov 8th, 2017 12:12 pmBut is it possible to request the court date to be pushed back *ON* the court date? Is there a specific procedure to this? Can I just show up myself and ask for it?
And on the court date, before i ask for a new court date, is there a way to find out if the police officer is present or not?
There is no way to really know if officer is there or not unless you see them and recognize them. You can also ask the prosecutor, but they are not necessarily obligated to tell you if officer is there or not. And also does not need to be there before court starts... they only need to be there at the time your case is called up. So sometimes officers do not show up until after court has started as the prosecutor deals with everybody that is pleading guilty or setting new trial dates first before they need any of the officers.
I am not a lawyer and I am not a paralegal and I do not give legal advice.
All statements made are my opinion only.