The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. William B. Shubb
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER
CONTINUING STATUS DATE; DECLARATION OF COUNSEL
Date: September 12, 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Counsel for the government and defendant respectfully submit this Stipulation and [Proposed] Order requesting that the September 12, 2011 Status date in this matter be continued to October 17, 2011. Counsel agree and stipulate that defense counsel has just substituted into this case and has not had time to obtain the discovery, review it and then discuss it with defendant.
Counsel further stipulate to the exclusion of time under the Speedy Trial Act from the date of this Order until October 17, 2011. Exclusion of time is proper pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3161(h)(8)(A) and (B) and local code T4 because the requested continuance is intended to allow the defense additional time to prepare its case, thereby ensuring effective assistance of counsel.
Date: September 7, 2011 /s/ Daniel S. McConkie Assistant United States Attorney Date: September 7, 2011 /s/ Brian J. Petersen Attorney for Defendant JOSE PINEDA-MENDOZA
DECLARATION OF BRIAN J. PETERSEN
I am an attorney at law, licensed to practice before all courts of the State of California, and I have been retained by defendant herein JOSE PINEDA-MENDOZA ("defendant"). I make this declaration from facts within my own personal knowledge, except where stated on information and belief, in which case I believe the facts stated to be true. If called to testify in this matter, I could and would do so competently.
1. I was retained by defendant's family on August 31, 2011. On September 2, 2011, I met with defendant and an interpreter and defendant signed a Substitution of Attorneys. I electronically filed that Substitution today.
2. I informed Federal Public Defender Douglas Beevers on August 31, 2011 that I would be taking the case. Mr. Beevers provided me with a few pages of the discovery by email, and was going to give me the rest (contained on three CD-ROM's) on September 2, 2011. I arrived in Sacramento too late that day because of traffic to get to the Federal Public Defender's office, but I expect that I will get the balance of the discovery from them within the next few days.
3. On September 1, 2011, I informed Assistant United States Attorney Daniel S. McConkie that I would be substituting in, and discussed postponing the next status conference date from September 12, 2011 to October 17, 2011. Mr. McConkie agreed to the new date and informed me that I could "sign" this Stipulation on his behalf.
4. On September 2, 2011, I informed defendant that we would be asking to continue the status date from September 12, 2011 to October 17, 2011. He wants me to have enough time to ...