People Staff
October 06, 2008 AT 04:00 PM EDT

The judge trying Pablo Montero’s drug case was stood up by the actor in a hearing that would analyze his rehab process. The Mexican actor, 34 alleged that he could not attend because he was not able to return to the U.S. due to insufficient documentation.

Montero’s lawyer Howard Srebnick, said the actor did not receive his permit in time to gain re-entty into the United States.

“Montero is a Mexican citizen, so he needs permission from the government to come to the U.S., and he didn’t receive it in time. The judge announced that the actor would have to return for a tribunal on November 10 at 11:00 A.M.

Although the actor has a working visa to come back into the U.S., he requires extra documentation since he has been arrested for drugs in the U.S. A

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