January 17, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
ROBERT FAIRBANKS, Defendant.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, JUSTIN L. LEE, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Sacramento, CA.
PETER KMETO, Attorney for Robert Fairbanks.
STIPULATION AND ORDER CONTINUING PRELIMINARY HEARING DATE
EDMUND F. BRENNAN, Magistrate Judge.
The United States, by and through its undersigned counsel, and the defendant, by and through his counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. By prior order, this matter was set for a Preliminary Hearing on January 17, 2014.
2. By this Stipulation, the parties now move to continue the Preliminary Hearing until March 28, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
3. The defendant is presently out of custody and being supervised by a Pretrial Services Officer.
4. The parties have discussed a potential pre-indictment resolution of this matter. The parties need further time to discuss this matter, discuss any potential consequences, and to allow counsel for the defendant reasonable time necessary for preparation and further investigation.
5. Defendant understands that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(b), "any information or indictment charging an individual with the commission of an offense shall be filed within thirty days from the date on which such individual was arrested." Time may be excluded under the Speedy Trial Act if the Court finds that the ends of justice served by granting such a continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A). The parties jointly move to exclude time within which any indictment or information shall be filed from January 17, 2014, through and including March 28, 2014, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), because failure to do so would "deny counsel for the defendant... the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence."
6. Good cause exists under Rule 5.1(d) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
IT IS SO FOUND AND ORDERED,