IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 4, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
VELVET RENARD LEGRANDE, III DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Lawrence J. O'Neill
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE SENTENCING HEARING; ORDER
Date: August 21, 2009
Time: 9:00 A.M.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, by and between the parties hereto, and through their respective attorneys of record herein, that the sentencing hearing in the above captioned matter now scheduled for August 7, 2009, may be continued to August 21, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.
Defendant Legrande has requested counsel to continue the sentencing hearing. Defense counsel had an emergency situation in another case involving the shooting death of an in-custody client's 10-year-old stepson. This situation involved coordination with the client, his family and law enforcement in an effort to keep the client informed of the situation as it evolved.
Further, counsel filed the sentencing memorandum on August 3, one working day after the July 31 deadline. The memorandum includes, in addition to information filed as informal objections, additional information on the new bill from Congress as grounds for mitigation.
Lastly, the continuance is brief and will provide judicial expediency, as counsel for the government will have the sufficient amount of time to response to the new issued presented. AUSA Kevin Rooney has no objection to the continuance.
Exclusion of time to complete sentencing is not required.
Good Cause has been established. Request granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Lawrence J. O'Neill UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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