The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Garland E. Burrell, Jr.
STIPULATION AND ORDER CONTINUING STATUS CONFERENCE
It is hereby stipulated between the parties, Todd Leras, Assistant United States Attorney, attorney for plaintiff, and Douglas Beevers, Assistant Federal Defender, attorney for defendant JOHNNIE EARL ROSS, that the Status Conference hearing date of December 11, 2009, be vacated and a new Status Conference hearing date of January 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. be set.
This continuance is requested because the parties are still negotiating a plea agreement. Additional time is needed, because the parties are hoping to avoid the possibility of having a sentence reopened if retroactive changes are made to the crack guidelines. Since the defendant is held in Butte County Jail, defendant will need additional time for communications with counsel. Assistant United States Attorney Todd Leras has no objection to the continuance to January 8, 2010.
In order to afford time to complete this task and to assure continuity of defense counsel, the parties agree that time under the Speedy Trial Act should be excluded from the date of this order through January 8, 2010, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv)(Local Code T4).
DANIEL J. BRODERICK Federal Defender DOUGLAS J. BEEVERS Assistant Federal Defender Attorney for Defendant JOHNNIE EARL ROSS
LAWRENCE G. BROWN United States Attorney TODD LERAS Assistant U.S. Attorney per telephonic authorization
UPON GOOD CAUSE SHOWN and the stipulation of all parties, it is ordered that the status conference presently set for December 11, 2009 be continued to January 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. Based on the representation of defense counsel and good cause appearing therefrom, the Court hereby finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defendant reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. The Court finds that the ends of justice to be served by granting a continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. It is ordered that time from the date of this Order, to and including, the January 8, 2010 status conference shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this matter must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) and Local Code T-4, to allow defense counsel time to prepare.
GARLAND E. BURRELL, JR. United States ...