December 11, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
ANGEL PANTOJA-LOPEZ, et al., Defendant.
HEATHER E. WILLIAMS, #122664 Federal Defender, DOUGLAS J. BEEVERS, #288639 Assistant Federal Defender Designated Counsel for Service, Sacramento, CA, Attorney for Defendant ANGEL PANTOJA-LOPEZ
DINA SANTOS, Attorney for Defendant SARAVY YEM
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, MATTHEW MORRIS, Assistant United States Attorney, Attorney for Plaintiff.
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE
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, DINA SANTOS, attorney for defendant SARAVY YEM, and DOUGLAS BEEVERS, attorney for defendant ANGEL PANTOJA-LOPEZ that the status conference hearing date of December 12, 2013 be vacated, and the matter be set for status conference on January 9, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
The reason for this continuance is to allow defense counsel additional time to continue to research guideline issues and review discovery, including numerous DVD's which appear to be surveillance videos, discuss the case with the government, pursue investigation, and to negotiate a resolution to this matter.
Based upon the foregoing, the parties agree that the time under the Speedy Trial Act should be excluded from the date of signing of this order through and including January 9, 2014 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(7)(A)and (B)(iv)[reasonable time to prepare] and Local Code T4 based upon continuity of counsel and defense preparation.
UPON GOOD CAUSE SHOWN and the stipulation of all parties, it is ordered that the December 12, 2013, status conference hearing be continued to January 9, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. Based on the representation of defense counsel and good cause appearing there from, the Court hereby finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defense 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 a continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. It is ordered that time up to and including the January 9, 2014 status conference shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this matter must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv) and Local Code T-4, to allow defense counsel reasonable time to prepare.
IT IS SO ORDERED.