Local Juvenile Court Rule 1.9 CONTINUANCES (A) Generally. Continuances or other delays may be granted only as follows: 1. Upon written agreement of the parties, which must be personally signed by counsel representing all the parties and must be approved by the Court. 2. On the motion of a party, the court may continue a juvenile offender matter when required in the due administration of justice and none of the parties to the action will be substantially prejudiced in the presentation of their case. 3. On the motion of a party, the court may continue an action pursuant to RCW 13.32A, RCW 13.34, or RCW 13.50 when good cause is established and none of the parties to the action will be substantially prejudiced in the presentation of their case. 4. The court must state its reasons on the record for granting a motion for a continuance. 5. All continuances shall be to a date certain and confirmed by written order. (B) Trial Dates/Fact-Finding Hearings. All motions for a continuance of a trial date in offender matters or fact-finding hearings pursuant to RCW 13.32A, RCW 13.34 or RCW 13.50 shall be presented in open court by the moving party. [Adopted effective April 1, 1988]
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