Nicole Richie will not face her DUI charges in court until August after a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted a delay request by the defense Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, Richie’s lawyer appeared in court to ask for the continuance on the case as their expert — Dr. Terence Sean McGee — was unavailable to testify until next month. The commissioner told them to return Wednesday to argue the motion. During the hearing, a commissioner approved their request and the case has been continued until August 16.
Richie was ordered to appear in court at that time.
The motion to continue the case was originally filed in court on June 26. The request was made because the defense claimed McGee was unavailable to testify immediately. They claimed in the motion, “his testimony will be critical to Miss. Richie’s case” in the filing as he can “challenge the prosecution’s scientific evidence and the conclusions reached by the drug recognition expert.”