The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Anthony W. Ishii
DANIEL J. BRODERICK, Bar #89424 Federal Defender ERIC V. KERSTEN, Bar #226429 Assistant Federal Defender Designated Counsel for Service 2300 Tulare Street, Suite 330 Fresno, California 93721-2226 Telephone: (559) 487-5561 Attorney for Defendant Jose Guadalupe Vargas-Frias
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE AND ORDER THEREON Date: April 2, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto through their respective counsel, IAN A. GARRIQUES, Assistant United States Attorney, counsel for plaintiff, and ERIC V. KERSTEN, Assistant Federal Defender, counsel for defendant Jose Guadalupe Vargas-Frias, that the date for status conference in this matter may be continued to April 2, 2012, or the soonest date thereafter that is convenient to the court. The date currently set for status conference is March 26, 2012. The requested new date is April 2, 2012.
The government has extended a plea offer in this matter; however, Mr. Vargas-Frias is housed in the Kern County Lerdo detention facility and no space is available on the bus prior to the currently scheduled status conference date of March 26, 2012. A short, one week continuance is requested to allow time for counsel and an interpreter to review the pending plea offer with Vargas-Frias, in Fresno, prior to the status conference.
The parties agree that the delay resulting from the continuance shall be excluded as necessary for effective defense preparation pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv). For this reason, the ends of justice served by the granting of the requested continuance outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
ORDER IT IS SO ORDERED. The intervening period of delay is excluded in the interests of justice pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv).
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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