IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
June 29, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ANDREA R. FIELDS, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Now before the Court is Defendant Fields' June 28, 2011 motion to continue trial proceeding (Doc. 64). Defendant states that she needs additional time to proceed toward disposition, including time to prepare pretrial motions or plea agreement. The Court being fully advised in the premises finds that Fields needs additional time. The Court finds that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(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. The Court also finds that to deny a continuance of the matter would result in a miscarriage of justice.
Therefore, the Court GRANTS defendant Fields' motion to continue trial proceeding (Doc. 64). The Court CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for July 5, 2011 to August 22, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date the original motion was filed, June 28, 2011, until the date to which the trial is rescheduled, August 22, 2011, is excludable time for the purposes of speedy trial.
Should either, party believe that a witness will be required to travel on the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) in order to testify at the trial of this case, a writ should be requested at least two months in advance.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Digitally signed by
Date: 2011.06.29 11:06:40 -05'00'
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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