December 11, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
MICHAEL COLLINS, Defendant.
Michael E. Hansen [SBN 191737] Attorney-at-Law Attorney for Defendant MICHAEL COLLINS.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney MATTHEW MORRIS Assistant U.S. Attorney Attorney for Plaintiff
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE/CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING, AND TO EXCLUDE TIME PURSUANT TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT
TROY L. NUNLEY, District Judge.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto through their respective counsel, Matthew Morris, Assistant United States Attorney, attorney for plaintiff, and Michael E. Hansen, attorney for defendant Michael Collins, that the previously-scheduled status conference/change of plea hearing date of December 12, 2013, be vacated and the matter set for status conference/change of plea on January 9, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
This continuance is requested to allow counsel additional time to negotiate the terms of the proposed plea agreement with the defendant.
The Government concurs with this request.
Further, the parties agree and stipulate the ends of justice served by the granting of such a continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial and that time within which the trial of this case must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act should therefore be excluded under 18 U.S.C. section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), corresponding to Local Code T-4 (to allow defense counsel time to prepare), from the date of the parties' stipulation, December 9, 2013, to and including January 9, 2014.
Accordingly, the parties respectfully request the Court adopt this proposed stipulation.
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
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. Based on the stipulation of the parties and the recitation of facts contained therein, the Court finds that it is unreasonable to expect adequate preparation for pretrial proceedings and trial itself within the time limits established in 18 U.S.C. section 3161. In addition, the Court specifically finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defense counsel to this stipulation 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 the defendant in a speedy trial.
The Court orders that the time from the date of the parties' stipulation, December 9, 2013, to and including January 9, 2014, 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. section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), and Local Code T4 (reasonable time for defense counsel to prepare). It is further ordered that the December 12, 2013, status conference/change of plea hearing shall be continued until January 9, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
IT IS SO ORDERED.