IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 24, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
STEPHANIE YOST, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Anthony W. Ishii Chief United States District Judge
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL PRESENCE AT PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS; ORDER THEREON
Pursuant to F. R. Crim. P. 43(b)(2) and (3), Defendant, Stephanie Yost, having been advised of her right to be present at all stages of the proceedings, 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 attorneys, 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 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. Additionally,
Ms. Yost current suffers from lupus and requires many medical appointments. Ms. Yost is currently under the supervision of Kim Dalton of Pretrial Services.
This request is made pursuant to Fed.R.Crim.P. 43(b)(3).
DATED: April 22, 2010 STEPHANIE YOST
DATED: April 22, 2010 FRANCINE ZEPEDA Assistant Federal Defender Attorney for Defendant
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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