January 21, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
STEVEN PAUL GARCIA, Defendant.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, MEGAN A. S. RICHARDS, Assistant United States Attorney, Fresno, CA, Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of America.
ERICK KERSTEN, Counsel for Defendant Rafael Morales.
STIPULATION AND ORDER
ANTHONY W. ISHII, Sr., District Judge.
Plaintiff United States of America, by and through its counsel of record, and defendant, by and through defendant's counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for change of plea on January 27, 2014.
2. By this stipulation, defendant now moves to continue the change of plea hearing until February 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM, and to exclude time between January 27, 2014, and February 3, 2014, under 18 U.S.C.§ 3161(h)(7)(A), B(iv).
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request that the Court find the following:
a) The Court ordered a continuance of all hearings between January 14 and 21, 2014 that required the transportation of a Fresno County Jail inmate to the Court. See Emergency Order Affecting the Transportation of Fresno County Jail Federal Inmates; Continuance of All Affected Criminal Hearings, ECF No. 1, Case 1:14-mc-00003-LJO (hereinafter, "Order").
b) Defendant Steven Paul Garcia is an inmate at Fresno County Jail.
c) Defendant Steven Paul Garcia's previous change of plea hearing, set for January 21, 2014, fell within the affected time period addressed in the Order.
d) On January 15, 2013, the Court, pursuant to the Order, ordered that the change of plea hearing for defendant be moved to January 27, 2014, and that time should be excluded under the speedy trial act.
e) Due to a previously scheduled out-of-state training, Megan Richards, who represents the government in this case, will not be available the week of January 27, 2014, and requests a continuance to February 3, 2014 based on the need for continuity of counsel.
f) Based on the above-stated findings, the ends of justice served by continuing the case as requested outweigh the interest of the public and the defendant in an earlier hearing.
g) The time period of January 27, 2014 to February 3, 2014, inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A), B(iv) because it results from a continuance granted by the Court at parties' request on the basis of the Court's finding that the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in an earlier hearing.
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
FINDINGS AND ORDER
IT IS SO ORDERED.