IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 4, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
BRANDON A. PRICE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Before the Court is Defendant's Motion to Continue (Doc. 18). Defendant argues that he is engaged in preliminary plea discussions which if successful would obviate the need for a trial and requests additional time to participate in plea discussions. 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 Price in a speedy trial because failure to grant a continuance would unreasonably interfere with the current plea negotiations, which if successful would serve all parties' interest in a just and efficient outcome. Therefore, the Court GRANTS Defendant's Motion to Continue (Doc. 18) and CONTINUES the trial set for November 17, 2008 until January 26, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date Defendant's motion was filed, November 3, 2008 until the date on which the trial was rescheduled, January 26, 2009 is excludable time for the purposes of a speedy trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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