IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 5, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ORDER AFTER HEARING
This matter came on calendar for a status conference hearing on March 27, 2012, in the courtroom of the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, Senior Judge. Assistant United States Attorney Michele Beckwith appeared on behalf of the United States of America. Assistant Federal Defender Caro Marks appeared on behalf of Defendant Juan Mora-Lopez, who was present before the court.
Defense counsel explained that the defendant has a legitimate claim to derivative citizenship. Defense counsel has retained a private attorney "immigration expert" to assist in this determination. Such claims typically take months to resolve, and involve detailed, fact-specific investigation and research. Defense counsel therefore requested that this matter be set for a further status conference on May 1, 2012, at 9:15 am.
The parties agreed on the need for additional time to allow time for the defense to pursue the defendant's claim.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter be set for further status conference on May 1, 2012 at 9:15 am..
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv), and Local Code T4, the period from March 27, 2012, up to and including May 1, 2012, is excluded from the time computations required by the Speedy Trial Act due to counsel preparation.
THE COURT SPECIFICALLY FINDS that the ends of justice served by granting a continuance outweigh the interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial.
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