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    Default Can Prosecutor Ask for a Continuation After Trial Starts

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: NY.

    There were two officers involved in my traffic ticket: witnessing officer and the issuing officer. The issuing officer didn't personally witness the alleged offense because he was 200+ feet further down the road around a bend.

    Let's say that only the issuing officer shows up and the trial starts. When this officer says that the other officer told him about the alleged offense I can say this is hearsay. Now the prosecutor has no case.

    Can the prosecutor, realizing he should have the other officer in court, ask the judge for a continuation so that he can get the other officer in at another time?

    Can I object to this request since the trial has already started?

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    Default Re: Can Prosecutor Ask for a Continuation After Trial Starts

    Can he ask for a continuance...yes.
    Can you object...yes.

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    Default Re: Can Prosecutor Ask for a Continuation After Trial Starts

    Do I have to tell the judge why I object? What would be the basis for my objection that would hold up either then or on appeal?

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