September 4, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
LUIS MIGUEL GARCIA-CHAVEZ and BERNARDO GONZALEZ, Defendants.
HEATHER E. WILLIAMS, #122664, Federal Defender, BENJAMIN D. GALLOWAY, #214897, Assistant Federal Defender, Designated Counsel for Service, Sacramento, CA, Attorney for Defendant, LUIS MIGUEL GARCIA-CHAVEZ.
TONI CARBONE, Attorney for Defendant, BERNARDO GONZALEZ.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, JASON HITT, Assistant United States Attorney, Attorney for Plaintiff.
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE
TROY L. NUNLEY, District Judge.
It is hereby stipulated and agreed to between the United States of America through JASON HITT, Assistant U.S. Attorney; defendant LUIS MIGUEL GARCIA-CHAVEZ by and through his counsel, BENJAMIN GALLOWAY; and defendant BERNARDO GONZALEZ by and through his counsel, TONI CARBONE that the status conference set for Thursday, September 5, 2013 be continued to Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. The parties stipulate that the ends of justice are served by the Court excluding such time, so that counsel for the defendant may have reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. 18 U.S.C. §3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv) [reasonable time for counsel to prepare] (Local Code T-4).
Specifically, defense counsel needs additional time to review discovery with the defendant, to examine possible defenses and to continue investigating the facts of the case.
The parties stipulate and agree that the interests of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161 (h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv) [reasonable time for counsel to prepare] (Local Code T4).
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 best 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 October 3, 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)(A) and (B)(iv) [reasonable time for counsel to prepare] (Local Code T4). It is further ordered that the September 5, 2013 status conference shall be continued until October 3, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
IT IS SO ORDERED.