Motion to Continue for Marital Harmony


After accepting an appointment to defend a criminal case in federal court, Chad Dorsk, an attorney in Newport News, Virginia, discovered the trial date was one of the days of his planned honeymoon.

The Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly reports that Dorsk said in his Motion for Continuance, “In support of this motion, the Defendant’s counsel represents to the Court that the undersigned is getting married on May 28, 2011, and has planned a honeymoon thereafter.  In order to preserve and ensure a future of marital harmony and bliss Counsel respectfully requests that this continuance be granted.”

We won’t know whether the judge would have granted the motion or not because the defendant decided to plead guilty and the trial was canceled.