The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: William B. Shubb
JOSEPH SCHLESINGER, #87692 Acting Federal Defender ANGELES ZARAGOZA, #270198 Assistant Federal Defender 801 I Street, 3rd Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 498-5700
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE; ORDER EXCLUDING TIME
DATE: April 29, 2013
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
Plaintiff United States of America, by and through its counsel of record, and defendant, by and through her counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for status conference on April 8, 2013. 2. By this stipulation, defendant now moves to continue the status conference until April 29, 2013 and to exclude time between April 8, 2013 and April 29, 2013 under Local Code T4. Plaintiff does not oppose this request.
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request that the Court find the following:
a. Approximately 653 pages of discovery has been produced directly to counsel and/or made available for inspection and copying.
b. Counsel for defendant desires additional time to consult with her client who is detained in Nevada City, to review the current charges and discovery, to conduct investigation and research related to the charges, and to discuss potential resolutions with her client.
c. Counsel received the criminal history report and defense counsel is awaiting documents to confirm the scoring of two of the prior convictions.
d. Counsel for defendant believes that failure to grant the above-requested continuance would deny her the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
e. The government does not object to the continuance. f. Based on the above-stated findings, the ends of justice served by continuing the case as requested outweigh the interest of the public and the defendant in a trial within the original date prescribed by the Speedy Trial Act.
g. For the purpose of computing time under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161, et seq., within which trial must commence, the time period of April 8, 2013 to April 29, 2013, inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3161(h)(7)(A), B(iv) [Local Code T4] because it results from a continuance granted by the Court at defendant's request on the basis of the Court's finding that the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
4. Nothing in this stipulation and order shall preclude a finding that other provisions of the Speedy Trial Act dictate that additional time periods are excludable from the period within which a trial must commence.