The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Garland E. Burrell
SECOND AMENDED STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE
Date: October 28, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Defendant, by and through his undersigned counsel, Johnny L. Griffin III, and the United States of America, through Assistant United States Attorney Jason Hitt, hereby agree and stipulate to continue the status conference in the above captioned case from October 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. to January 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.*fn1
This continuance is requested to allow counsel for Defendant additional time to meet with counsel for the Government in connection with issues surrounding the written plea agreement. In addition, the parties agree and stipulate that time be excluded from October 28, 2011 to January 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to Local Code T4, and 18 U.S.C. §3161(h)(1)(8)(B)(iv).
Dated: October 26, 2011 /s/ Johnny L. Griffin, III__
JOHNNY L. GRIFFIN, III Attorney at Law
Dated: October 26, 2011 /s/ Jason Hitt*fn2 _
Assistant United States Attorney
Based on the stipulation of the parties and good cause apparent therein, the Court hereby finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny Defendant's counsel reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. The Court specifically finds that the ends of justice are served by the granting of such continuance and outweigh the best interests of the public and the Defendant's in a speedy trial.
Based on these findings and pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, the Court hereby adopts the stipulation of the parties in its entirety as its order.
GARLAND E. BURRELL, JR. United States ...