IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 25, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JOSEPH SILVA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Court Judge
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PRESENCE
Defendant hereby waives the right to be present in person in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other proceeding in this cause, including, but not limited to, when a continuance is ordered and when any other action is taken by the court before or after hearing, except at the initial appearance, arraignment, plea, trial confirmation hearing, jury trial or court trial, 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; 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; and further agrees to be present in court ready for hearing any day and hour the court may fix in his absence.
Defendant further acknowledges that he has been informed of his rights under Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161-3174 (Speedy Trial Act), and authorizes his attorney to set times and delays under the Act without defendant being present.
DATED: MAY 5, 2009
JOSEPH SILVA Defendant
DENNIS S. WAKS Supervising Assistant Federal Defender Attorney for Defendant
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