IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 14, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MELANIE LYNN MILNE,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
DANIEL J. BRODERICK, #89424 Federal Defender PEGGY SASSO, Bar #228906 Assistant Federal Defender Designated Counsel for Service 2300 Tulare Street, Suite 330 Fresno, California 93721-2226 Telephone: (559) 487-5561 Attorney for Defendant MELANIE LYNN MILNE
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL PRESENCE; ORDER THEREON
Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 43(b)(2)&(3), Defendant, Melanie Milne, 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 attorney, 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.
Specifically, Ms. Milne understands that she has the right to appear in person in the Eastern District of California at arraignment, plea and sentencing. Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 43(b)(2), Ms. Milne waives the right to be personally present in the Eastern District of California, and requests that arraignment, plea and sentencing be conducted by video teleconferencing.
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, and that Defendant's arraignment, plea and sentencing may occur by video teleconferencing.
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