IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 22, 2006
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
TERRENCE CROTEAU, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
This matter is before the Court on an Agreed Motion to Continue Trial Date in Contemplation of Guilty Plea (Doc. 36). The current trial date is set for April 10, 2006, but counsel for both parties believe that they have reached a plea agreement which would be acceptable to the Court (Id. at ¶ 3). However, if the Court should not accept the plea agreement, counsel for defendant would require additional time to prepare for trial and therefore requests a continuance of at least forty-five days from the current trial setting (Id. at ¶¶ 3-4).
The Court finds that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A), the ends of justice served by the granting of such continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and Defendant in a speedy trial. Therefore, the Court GRANTS Agreed Motion to Continue Trial Date in Contemplation of Guilty Plea (Doc. 36). The Court CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for Monday, April 10, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. and reschedules it for Monday, June 12, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date the motion to continue (Doc. 36) was filed, March 20, 2006, until the date to which the trial is rescheduled, June 12, 2006, is excludable time for the purposes of speedy trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon United States District Judge
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