The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney MATTHEW G. MORRIS Assistant U.S. Attorney 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 554-2700
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED]
ORDER CONTINUING CHANGE OF PLEA TO JANUARY 13, 2012, AND EXCLUDING TIME FOR PURPOSES OF THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT
Plaintiff United States of America, by and through Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Morris and Defendant, Laura Vannoy, by and through her attorney, Matthew Scoble, hereby stipulate as follows:
The parties agree that the change of plea scheduled for January 6, 2012 be continued to January 13, 2012. The parties request the continuance based upon the following facts, which the parties believe demonstrate good cause to support the appropriate finding under the Speedy Trial Act:
a) Events unforeseen by the parties have prevented one term of the intended plea agreement from being executed.
b) The parties anticipate that with one week's time the proposed plea agreement can be modified to allow a change of plea to proceed.
c) The requested continuance is not based on congestion of the Court's calendar, lack of diligent preparation on the part of the attorney for the government or the defense, or failure on the part of the attorney for the government to obtain available witnesses.
For purposes of computing the date under the Speedy Trial Act by which defendant's trial must commence, the parties agree that the time period of January 6, 2012, to January 13, 2012, inclusive, should be excluded pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) and local code T4 because the delay results from a continuance granted by the Court at defendant's request, with the agreement of the government, on the basis of the Court's finding that: (i) the delay will allow defense counsel reasonable time to prepare; and (ii) the ends of justice served by the continuance outweigh the best interest of the public and defendant in a speedy trial.
UPON GOOD CAUSE SHOWN and the stipulation of all parties, it is ordered that the January 6, 2012, change of plea be continued to January 13, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Based on the representation of counsel and good cause appearing there from, the Court hereby finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defense counsel reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. The Court finds that the ends of justice to be served by granting a continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. It is ordered that time up to and including the January 13, 2012 change of plea shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this matter must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv) and Local Code T-4, to allow defense counsel reasonable time to prepare.
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