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How can i request an adjourment in a crown court case,

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Hi,
how can i request an adjourment in a crown court case, listed 09/09/2016 at Lewes court in relation to a confiscation order for my vehicle from the asset confiscation & enforcement team.
My 28 year old sister has just died of cancer (28.08.2016) and the funeral is on the 13/09/2016.
I am not entitled to legal aid and will have to represent myself

Sorry if I'm missing the point but why does this need to be adjourned?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm the only driver in the family and as you can imagine I am taking family members back and too between houses, 30 miles apart. I am only looking for 2 week delay

Yes, I understand but this isn't a date clash?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my issue is that my mother was collating the bank statements, which contain key dates of transactions. I am dyslexic, so can't do this for myself. My mother is grieving and won't find time to do this, as she is now looking after my sisters 3 young children. Other than date clashes is there any other grounds to request an adjournment ?

Not realistically.

You can always make an application for an adjournment.

The reality is that it is not likely to be granted. This just isn't a clash. It is obviously an event that is sad and nobody would wish upon you but it is not a reason that you can't be ready for the hearing in practice.

Making an application is easy though. You just email the court and CPS with your application and your grounds.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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