The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Edmund F. Brennan
) STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER ) TO CONTINUE CHANGE OF PLEA AND )) EXCLUDE TIME)) ) DATE: April 1, 2013 ) TIME: 10:00 a.m.
It is hereby stipulated and agreed to between the United States of America through CHRIS CHANG, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney; defendant Elmer Cigarroa by and through his counsel, Charles Young, Certified Student Attorney, and Linda Harter, Chief Assistant Federal Defender; that the Change of Plea set for Monday, February 25, 2013 be continued to Thursday, April 1, 2013 at 10:00 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.
The parties stipulate that the ends of justice served by the granting of such continuance outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
Speedy trial time is to be excluded from the date of this order until the date of the change of plea set for April 1, 2013, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161 (h)(7)(B)(iv) [reasonable time to prepare] (Local Code T4).
DATED: February 21, 2013 Respectfully submitted, JOSEPH SCHLESINGER Acting Federal Defender /s/ Linda Harter LINDA HARTER Chief Assistant Federal Defender Attorney for Defendant Elmer Cigarroa /s/ Charles Young CHARLES YOUNG Certified Student Attorney Counsel for Defendant Elmer Cigarroa DATED: February 21, 2013 BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney /S/ Chris Chang Chris Chang Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
The Court, having received, read, and considered the stipulation of the parties, and good cause appearing therefrom, adopts the stipulation of the parties in its entirety as its order. The Court specifically finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny 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 the requested continuance outweigh the interests of the public and defendant in a speedy trial.
The Court orders that the time from the date of the parties stipulation, up to and including April 1, 2013, shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this case must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) T4 (reasonable time for counsel to prepare). It is further ordered that the February 25, 2013 change of plea shall be continued until April 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Hon. Edmund F. Brennan United States Magistrate Judge
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