CCP 1602     

Art. 1602.  Peremptory grounds

A continuance shall be granted if at the time a case is to be tried, the party applying for the continuance shows that he has been unable, with the exercise of due diligence, to obtain evidence material to his case; or that a material witness has absented himself without the contrivance of the party applying for the continuance.

Amended by Acts 1966, No. 186, §1.