IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 16, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
CHERYL CONELLY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
Judge: Hon. Dennis L. Beck
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL PRESENCE AT PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS; [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON
Pursuant to F. R. Crim. P. 43(b)(2) and (3), Defendant, Cheryl Conelly, having been advised of her right to be present at all stages of the proceedings, including but not limited to presentation of arguments on questions of law, to be confronted by and to cross-examine all witnesses, to present evidence in her own defense, and to litigate all issues by either jury or court trial, hereby waives her right to be personally present in open court upon the hearing of any non-substantive pretrial proceeding in this case, including any status conference, motions hearing, trial confirmation, and/or when a continuance is ordered, and hereby requests that this Court proceed in her absence on every occasion that the Court may permit, pursuant to this waiver. Defendant agrees that her interests shall be represented at all times by the presence of her attorney, the Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California, the same as if Defendant were personally present, and requests that this court allow her attorney-in-fact to represent her interests at all times. Defendant further agrees that notice to defendant's attorney that defendant's presence is required will be deemed notice to the defendant of the requirement of her appearance at said time and place.
Defendant makes this request because she resides in Visalia, California, and because of the time, distance and expense involved, travel to Fresno for court appearances would be both a financial and personal hardship. Defendant wishes to limit the number of personal court appearances and minimize the time and expense of travel to court.
This request is made pursuant to Fed.R.Crim.P. 43(b)(2) and (3).
DATED: March 15 , 2010
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant's appearance may be waived at any and all non-substantive pretrial proceedings until further order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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