The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill United States District Judge
LAW OFFICE OF DAVID A. TORRES Attorney at Law (State Bar 135059) 1318 "K" Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 Tel.: (661) 326-0857 Fax: (661) 326-0936 E-mail: email@example.com Attorney for: TYLER STUMBO
DEFENDANT'S STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION
TO: THE CLERK OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT COURT, LAUREL MONTOYA, ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, AND LONI STOCKTON, UNITED STATES PROBATION OFFICER:
On January 25, 2012 Mr. Stumbo was sentenced to 36 months of probation with 120 days to be served in home detention with electronic monitoring after a conviction for violation of 21 USC 846, 841 (a) (1) and (B) (1) (D), Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Anabolic Steroids. Mr. Stumbo has successfully completed 31 months of his probationary period, which would normally expire on January 25, 2013. Based on his successful performance on probation, Mr. Stumbo hereby moves the Court for entry of an order terminating his probation.
Under Title 18 United States Code section 35654 (c), the Court has the authority to grant early termination of a previously imposed term of probation. Section 3564 (c) provides:
The court, after considering the factors set forth in section 3553(a), to the extent that they are applicable, may, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure relating to the modification of probation, terminate a term of probation previously ordered and discharge the defendant at any time in the case of a misdemeanor or an infraction or at any time after the expiration of one year of probation in the case of a felony, if it is satisfied that such action is warranted by the conduct of the defendant and the interest of justice.
Mr. Stumbo has already served over two years of his sentence of probation. Considering the relevant factors from 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a), and taking into account Mr. Stumbo's conduct since sentencing, the interest of justice are served by granting him early termination.
The Nature and Circumstances of the Offense and Characteristics of Mr. Stumbo Support Early Termination.
According to the probation officer's sentencing recommendation in the PSI, the offense in this case occurred on or about August 2006 through September 2007. Mr. Stumbo was arrested for the distribution and possession with the intent to distribute anabolic steroids. Mr. Stumbo was interviewed at the United States Probation Office. At that time, he was very cooperative, admitted his involvement and accepted full responsibility for his conduct. Mr. Stumbo also provided information to the Government in a timely manner.
Mr. Stumbo graduated from Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, California in 2003 and has been working for his father at Stumbo HVAC, an air-conditioning company. Most recently, he has worked on obtaining his contractors license; however, he can not apply for the license until a period of twelve months has passed from being released from probation.
Mr. Stumbo's progress while on probation has been that of a model defendant. He has completed payment of the assessment fine of $100.00 and the fine of $3,000.00. He has also completed ...