The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. William B. Shubb
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER; CONTINUING STATUS CONFERENCE ) AND EXCLUDING TIME Date: April 30, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto through their respective counsel, TODD LERAS, Assistant United States Attorney, attorney for Plaintiff, and MATTHEW SCOBLE, attorney for VERNON WILLIAMSON, that the status conference hearing date of April 2, 2012 be vacated, and the matter be set for status conference on April 30, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
The reason for this continuance is to allow defense counsel additional time to review discovery with the defendant, to examine possible defenses and to continue investigating the facts of the case.
Based upon the foregoing, the parties agree that the time under the Speedy Trial Act should be excluded from the date of signing of this order through and including April 30, 2012 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(7)(A)and (B)(iv)[reasonable time to prepare] and Local Code T4 based upon continuity of counsel and defense preparation.
DATED: March 28, 2012. Respectfully submitted, DANIEL J. BRODERICK Federal Public Defender /s/ Matthew Scoble MATTHEW SCOBLE Designated Counsel for Service Attorney for VERNON WILLIAMSON DATED: March 28, 2012. BENJAMIN WAGNER United States Attorney /s/ Matthew Scoble for TODD LERAS Assistant U.S. Attorney Attorney for Plaintiff
ORDER UPON GOOD CAUSE SHOWN and the stipulation of all parties, it is ordered that the April 2, 2012, status conference hearing be continued to April 30, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Based on the representation of defense 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 April 30, 2012 status conference 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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