631.02 Allowing continuances for sufficient cause.
A continuance may be granted by the court when a case is called for trial, or at any time during pretrial proceedings, upon motion of either the prosecution or defense. The moving party must show sufficient cause for the continuance. Affidavits in support of the motion for continuance must be filed with the court administrator. When a defendant who has given bail appears for trial, the court may at any time after the appearance order the defendant committed to the custody of the proper officer of the county, pending judgment or further order of the court.