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United States of America v. Kevin Hawkins

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


April 9, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
KEVIN HAWKINS, DEFENDANT.

ORDER

The court previously considered defendant's pretrial release on bail under 18 U.S.C. § 3142 and denied release because defendant posed a danger to the community. (Docket No. 127.) The court also previously considered release under § 3143(b) due to defendant's appeal of his conviction for witness tampering in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)(2)(B), but again denied release because defendant posed a danger to the community. (Docket No. 131.) The court now considers defendant's renewed request for release on bail pursuant to § 3143(a)(1), which provides that, the judicial officer shall order that a person who has been found guilty of an offense and who is awaiting imposition or execution of a sentence . . . be detained, unless the judicial officer finds by clear and convincing evidence that the person is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety of any other person or the community if released under section 3142(b) or (c).

18 U.S.C. § 3143(a)(1). The factors that the court uses to determine "whether there are conditions of release that will reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required and the safety of any other person and the community" under §§ 3142(b) and (c) are provided in § 3142(g). See id. § 3142(g).

The court has reviewed all relevant materials, including the previous orders relating to release, the report of the Pretrial Services Officer, the investigator's report tendered by defendant, and transcripts from defendant's trial. Considering all material previously before the magistrate judge as well as the new materials presented in light of the factors set forth in § 3142(g), the court does not find clear and convincing evidence that the defendant "is not likely . . . to pose a danger to the safety of any other person or the community if released under section 3142(b) or (c)." 18 U.S.C. § 3143(a)(1). The court, therefore, declines to order defendant's release pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3143(a)(1).

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that defendant's renewed request for release on bail pending judgment and sentence be, and the same hereby is, DENIED.

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