Continuances can not be granted by telephone. The clerk is authorized to grant a two-week arraignment continuance from the original arraignment date provided the defendant appears personally to sign a new Notice to Appear. All other continuances require an appearance in front of the Judge.
Once a case has been set for trial, ALL continuances must be approved by the prosecutor. If approved, the pro-se defendant must come in prior to the trial date and sign a new Notice to Appear. An attorney trial continuance may be handled by phone if first approved by the prosecutor.