IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 3, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
KEITH ALAN BRECKENRIDGE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Lawrence J. O'Neill
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE AND ORDER THEREON
Date: October 10, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto through their respective counsel, DAVID L. GAPPA, Assistant United States Attorney, and ERIC V. KERSTEN, Assistant Federal Defender, counsel for Defendant Keith Alan Breckenridge, that the date for status conference may be continued to October 10, 2008, or the soonest date thereafter that is convenient to the court. The date currently set for status conference is September 5, 2008. The requested new date is October 10, 2008.
Mr. Breckenridge is facing a potential 15-year mandatory minimum sentence if convicted of the pending charges. Defense counsel believes that a mental evaluation of Mr. Breckenridge is necessary for the effective representation of the defendant. This continuance is requested to allow time to complete the evaluation.
The parties agree that the delay resulting from the continuance shall be excluded as necessary for effective defense preparation, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(B)(iv). For this reason, the ends of justice served by the granting of the requested continuance outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
Good cause exists for the requested/stipulated continuance. The intervening period of delay is excluded in the interests of justice pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(B)(iv).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Lawrence J. O'Neill UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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