IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
December 18, 2006
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
DAMMARO D. PERKINS, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Before the Court is a motion to continue trial submitted by Defendant Dammaro D. Perkins. (Doc. 29.) The Court finds that trial should be postponed in order to give Defendant's counsel sufficient time to prepare, to do otherwise would visit a manifest miscarriage of justice upon the Defendant. In addition, the Court finds that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A), the ends of justice served by the granting of such a continuance outweigh the interests of the public and Defendant in a speedy trial because failure to grant such a continuance would unreasonably deny Defendant's counsel the necessary time to prepare. Therefore, the Court GRANTS Defendant Perkin's motion to continue. (Doc. 29.) The Court CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. until Monday, February 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date Defendant Perkin's motion was filed, December 15, 2006, until the date on which the trial is rescheduled, February 12, 2007, is excludable time for the purposes of speedy trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David RHerndon United States District Judge
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