When a court hearing is not completed, it can be "continued" to another date. For example, this may occur when someone whose presence is needed does not come to court, or when the judge does not have sufficient information to act on the case.
A court order, a document submitted to the Land Titles System prohibiting the successful removal of an interest that has been challenged by a Notice to Lapse. Can contain a sunset date or be continued until further order of the court.
A delay or postponement of a court hearing. Criminal Justice System: The governmental agencies charged with law enforcement, prosecution of alleged violators of the criminal laws, the court hearing of charges against the accused and the punishment and supervision of the convicted.
Putting the case over to another date. This is done frequently for various reasons and continuances are one of the things that aggravate and frustrate clients the most. Continuances are also one of the least understood things about our court system. While sometimes lawyers abuse the system and get continuance after continuance, with nothing getting done, for the most part lawyers will try to limit continuances and ask for them only when it is necessary. Furthermore, while it might seem at times that all that is happening with your case is that it is getting continued, keep in mind that the justice system needs time to work and things don't happen overnight. Rest assured that most of the judges in this division do not like granting continuances unnecessarily and we've yet to have a case that has gone on forever
A postponement of a hearing to a later time or day ordered by the ALJ. Continuances may be granted on timely request of any party, with notice to all other parties, showing good and cause for changing or extending the date and/or time of the hearing. See: Fair Hearings
A postponement of the hearing of a case; not hearing the case on the scheduled date. Continuances are requested by either the prosecution or the defendant, and are allowed at the court's discretion. Continuances may also occur if there is a scheduling conflict in the court and the case cannot be tried on the date that it was originally scheduled.