IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 4, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Lawrence J. O'Neill
DANIEL J. BRODERICK, Bar #89424 Federal Defender RACHEL W. HILL, Bar #151522 Assistant Federal Defender Designated Counsel for Service 2300 Tulare Street, Suite 330 Fresno, California 93721-2226 Telephone: (559) 487-5561 Attorney for Defendant SHANTANNA HARRISON
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL
PRESENCE; ORDER THEREON
The undersigned defendant, SHANTANNA HARRISON, having been advised of her right to be present in person in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other pre-trial proceeding in this cause, including but not limited to, status conference, motions hearing, trial setting, and/or when a continuance is ordered, hereby waives the right to be present at said hearings. She requests the Court to allow her attorney to make such appearances on her behalf and to request the Court to set a motions schedule and/or schedule the matter for trial, including such hearings as may be appropriate at a time mutually convenient to the Court and counsel. Defendant further hereby requests the Court to proceed during every absence of hers which the Court may permit pursuant to this waiver; agrees that her interests will be deemed represented at all times by the presence of her attorney, the same as if defendant were personally present.
Defendant makes this request because she resides in Louisiana. Due to 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 Fresno.
This request is made pursuant to Fed.R.Crim.P. 45(b)(3).
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, Defendant's appearance may be waived at any and all non-substantive pretrial proceedings until further order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Lawrence J. O'Neill UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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