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United States of America v. Joaquin Santos

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


February 14, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
JOAQUIN SANTOS,
DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara A. McAuliffe United States Magistrate Judge

WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL PRESENCE AT PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS; ORDER THEREON

Pursuant to F. R. Crim. P. 43(b)(2) and (3), Defendant, Joaquin Santos, having been advised of his right to be present at all stages of the proceedings, hereby requests that this Court proceed in his absence on every occasion that the Court may permit, pursuant to this waiver. Defendant agrees that his interests shall be represented at all times by the presence of his attorney, the Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California, the same as if Defendant were personally present, and requests that this court allow his attorney-in-fact to represent his interests at all times. Defendant further agrees that notice to defendant's attorney that defendant's presence is required will be deemed notice to the defendant of the requirement of his appearance at said time and place.

Defendant makes this request because of the time, distance and hardship involved in travel to Fresno for court appearances. Mr. Santos is currently under Pre-Trial Supervision living at the Tule River Alcoholism Program (TRAP). Defense counsel has spoken with representatives from TRAP and have been informed Mr. Santos is making good progress there. Defense wishes to minimize the disruptions to Mr. Santos' treatment at the program.

This request is made pursuant to Fed.R.Crim.P. 43(b)(3).

DATED: 2/12/13 /s/ Joaquin Otis Santos JOAQUIN SANTOS DATED: 2/12/13 /s/ Charles J. Lee CHARLES J. LEE Assistant Federal Defender Attorneys for Defendant Joaquin Santos

ORDER

GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant's appearance may be waived at any and all non-substantive pretrial proceedings until further order.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20130214

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