MELINDA HAAG (CABN 132612), United States Attorney, MIRANDA KANE (CABN 150630), Chief, Criminal Division, ACADIA L. SENESE (CABN 251287), Assistant United States Attorney, ANGELA M. HANSEN, Assistant Federal Public Defender, San Francisco, California, Attorneys for Plaintiff.
ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION TO CONTINUE EVIDENTIARY HEARING AND EXCLUDE TIME UNDER THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT
YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS, District Judge.
The above-captioned matter is set on May 29, 2013 before this Court for an evidentiary hearing on a defense motion to suppress that has been fully briefed by the parties. However, a witness required by both the government and the defense is not available on that day because he will be out of the country. Additionally, counsel for the defendant is unavailable for three weeks in June. The earliest available date on which the parties, witnesses, and the Court is available is July 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to continue the evidentiary hearing from May 29, 2013 to July 11, 2013.
The parties further stipulate and agree that the ends of justice served by this continuance outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. The parties agree that the failure to grant this continuance would unreasonably deny defendant continuity of counsel. Additionally, the parties agree that time may be excluded based on the Court's consideration of the pending motion to suppress. Accordingly, the parties agree that the period of time from May 29, 2013 until July 11, 2013 should be excluded in accordance with the provisions of the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv), for continuity of defense counsel and pursuant to § 3161(h)(1)(D) based on the Court's consideration of the pending defense motion.nder
Based on the reasons provided in the stipulation of the parties above, the Court hereby FINDS:
1. Given that a material witness will be out of the country on the currently scheduled hearing date;
2. Given that counsel for the defendant is unavailable for three weeks in June; and
3. Given the parties agreement that the ends of justice served by this continuance outweigh the best interest of the public and defendant in a speedy trial.
Based on these findings, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the hearing date of May 29, 2013, scheduled at 9:00 a.m., is vacated and reset to July 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., for an evidentiary hearing on the pending defense motion to suppress.
It is FURTHER ORDERED that time is excluded pursuant to the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv), from May 29, 2013 until July 11, 2013, for effective preparation of counsel. In addition, time is excluded pursuant to § 3161(h)(1)(D) ...