IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 26, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ORDER AFTER HEARING
This matter came on calendar for a status conference hearing on October 25, 2011, in the courtroom of the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, Senior Judge. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon appeared for the United States of America. Assistant Federal Defender Caro Marks appeared on behalf of Defendant Arturo Sanchez, who was present before the court.
Defense counsel requested that this matter be set for further status conference on December 20, 2011. Counsel informed the court that the defense is conducting a forensic examination of the computer(s) in question, and a continuance is necessary because the law enforcement agents in possession of the computer(s) are experiencing technical difficulties with the external hard drives, examination of which is vital to the completion of the analysis. Thus, defense counsel requested an exclusion of time under the Speedy Trial Act to allow the parties to complete their analysis of the computer forensics in the case.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter be set for further status conference on December 20, 2011 at 9:15 am..
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv), and Local Code T4, the period from October 24, 2011, up to and including December 20, 2011, is excluded from the time computations required by the Speedy Trial Act due to counsel preparation. The court finds the ends of justice served in granting the continuance and allowing the defendant further time to prepare outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
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