The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney MICHAEL D. McCOY Assistant U.S. Attorney 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 554-2700
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER CONTINUING PRELIMINARY HEARING
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED BY AND BETWEEN Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. McCoy, counsel for the plaintiff United States of America, and defendant Rafael Madriz, Jr., by and through his counsel Gilbert A. Roque, that good cause exists to continue the preliminary hearing currently set for May 1, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. to May 16, 2013, pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5.1(d).
On April 16, 2013, the defendant was charged by Criminal Complaint with knowingly possessing and transferring an unregistered firearm, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) and (e). The defendant was subsequently arrested and appeared in front of Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan for his initial appearance on April 17, 2013. At the initial appearance, Magistrate Judge Brennan set the preliminary hearing for May 1, 2013. The thirty day period for filing an information or indictment in this matter, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(b), runs on May 16, 2013.
The Government recently provided the defendant with an initial production of discovery. Counsel for the defendant, Gilbert A. Roque, will need time to review the discovery with the defendant and prepare for the preliminary hearing. The parties may also need time to consider a pre-indictment resolution of this matter. Because of this, good cause exists to extend the time for the preliminary hearing within the meaning of Rule 5.1(d).
The government and the defendant agree that the combination of pending discovery review, attorney preparation, and consideration of a possible pre-indictment resolution to this matter constitute good cause to extend the time for preliminary hearing under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5.1(d), as well as under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv). This exclusion of time includes the period up to and including May 16, 2013.
Gilbert A. Roque agrees to this request and has authorized Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. McCoy to sign this stipulation on his behalf.
1. The preliminary hearing set for May 1, 2013, is continued to May 16, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
2. Based on the stipulations and representations of the parties, the Court finds good cause to extend the time for the preliminary hearing, and time is excluded up to and including May 16, 2013. (18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) and Local Code T4 (reasonable time to prepare)).
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