IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 13, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JAMES ROY MARTIN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Edward J. Garcia, Jr.
DEFENDANT'S WAIVER OF APPEARANCE
Pursuant to Fed.R.Crim.P. 43, defendant, JAMES ROY MARTIN, hereby waives the right to be present in person in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other proceeding in this case, including, but not limited to, when the case is set for trial, when a continuance is ordered, and when any other action is taken by the Court before or after trial, except upon arraignment, initial appearance, trial confirmation hearing, entry of plea, and every stage of trial including verdict, impanelment of jury and imposition of sentence.
Defendant hereby requests the Court to proceed during every absence of his which the Court may permit pursuant to this waiver and agrees that his interests will be deemed represented at all times by the presence of his attorney, the same as if the defendant were personally present. Defendant further agrees to be present in Court ready for trial any day and hour the Court may fix in his absence.
The defendant further acknowledges that he has been informed of his rights under Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161-3174 (The Speedy Trial Act) and authorizes his attorney to set times and delays under that Act without his personal presence.
Dated: August 2, 2008
JAMES ROY MARTIN (Original retained by attorney)
I concur in Mr. Martin's decision to waive his presence at future proceedings.
Dated: August 11, 2008
IT IS SO ORDERED.
EDWARD J. GARCIA, JR. United States District Judge
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