A MAN on charges has asked a Gold Coast magistrate to excuse him from attending court on his birthday.
Gary Michael Gonzales appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday charged with drug and public nuisance offences.
Magistrate Bernadette Callaghan was adjourning the matter until November 30, but Gonzales said from the dock: “That’s my birthday.”
“You don’t want to come to court on your birthday?” Ms Callaghan said.
“No,” Gonzales replied. She adjourned the case until November 28.