January 13, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
DAVID AMBRIZ CRUZ, JR., Defendant.
BENJAMIN H. SETTLE, District Judge.
This matter comes before the Court on Defendant's second, unopposed motion for a continuance of the trial date and the pretrial motions deadline. The Court, having considered the unopposed motion, the affidavit of defense counsel in support of the motion and the Defendant's speedy trial waiver makes the following findings of fact and conclusions of law:
1. The defense needs additional time to complete an evaluation related to this case while the parties pursue an agreed disposition.
2. Taking into account the exercise of due diligence, a continuance is necessary to allow the defendant the reasonable time for effective preparation his defense, to explore resolution of this case before trial and to substantially ensure continuity of defense counsel. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv). miscarriage of justice. 18 U.S.C. §3161(h)(7)(B)(i).
4. The ends of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B).
5. Defendant waived speedy trial through July 31, 2014.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED
That the trial date is continued from January 21, 2014, to March, 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Pretrial Conference is set for March 3, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Pretrial motions are due by February 13, 2014. The resulting period of delay from January 10, 2014, to March 11, 2014, is hereby excluded for speedy trial purposes under 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)