United States District Court, E.D. California
MICHAEL McCOY, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Attorney for Plaintiff, BENJAMIN WAGNER U.S. ATTORNEY.
DAVID D. FISCHER (SBN 224900), LAW OFFICES OF DAVID D. FISCHER, APC, Sacramento, CA, Attorney for Defendant, TOMAS MENDOZA.
STIPULATION REGARDING EXCLUDABLE TIME PERIODS UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; FINDINGS AND ORDER
JOHN A. MENDEZ, District Judge.
Plaintiff United States of America, by and through its counsel of record, and the defendant, by and through his counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for status on February 18, 2014.
2. By this stipulation, the defendant now moves to continue the status conference until March 4, 2014 at 9:45 a.m., and to exclude time between February 18, 2014 and March 4, 2014, under Local Code T4. Plaintiff does not oppose this request.
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request that the Court find the following:
a. The government has represented that the discovery associated with this case includes approximately 136 pages of investigative reports, and 15 discs containing audio and video recordings, and related documents in electronic form. All of this discovery has been either produced directly to counsel and/or made available for inspection and copying.
b. The parties are continuing to work on reaching a plea agreement. Counsel for the defendant desires additional time to consult with his client, to review the current charges, to conduct investigation and research related to the charges, to review and copy discovery for this matter, and to discuss potential resolutions with his client.
c. Counsel for the defendant believes that failure to grant the above-requested continuance would deny him the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
d. The government does not object to the continuance.
e. 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 a trial within the original date prescribed by the Speedy Trial Act.
f. For the purpose of computing time under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161, et seq., within which trial must commence, the time period of February 18, 2014, to March 4, 2014, inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3161(h)(7)(A), B(iv) [Local Code T4] because it results from a continuance granted by the Court at defendant's request on the basis of the Court's finding that the ends of justice ...