IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 7, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
MARIA HERNANDEZ, DEFENDANT.
ORDER EXCLUDING TIME
A status conference in the above captioned matter was held before this Court on January 5, 2010. The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Heiko P. Coppola. Defendant Maria Hernandez was present and represented by counsel. At the request of the parties, the Court set the matter for jury trial on April 6, 2010 and trial confirmation hearing on March 16, 2010.
This Court further ordered that time beginning January 5, 2010, and extending through and including April 6, 2010, be excluded from the calculation of time under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), and pursuant to the provisions of local code T-4, based upon defense counsel's need for further investigation and preparation of the case for trial.
Furthermore, this Court finds that the ends of justice served in granting the continuance and allowing the defendant further time to prepare for trial outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A). The defendant agrees that the exclusion of time is necessary and appropriate.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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