So, I appear to have gotten the continuance. I called this morning, and they told me it had been granted, but that the new date had not yet been scheduled. I am relieved, though also slightly paranoid that they are lying to me and are going to go ahead with the case without me, and I'll lose for not showing up. I'm still not thrilled with the justice system, but I'm happier with it than I was last night.
Just thought I'd update.