Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Arturo Garcia, Defendant, represented by Julie B. Hansen , FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE.
USA, Plaintiff, represented by Erin R. Eldridge , U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.
F.A. GOSSETT, III, Magistrate Judge.
This matter is before the court on the Unopposed Motion to Continue Trial . Counsel needs additional time to explore plea negotiations. The defendant has complied with NECrimR 12.1(a). For good cause shown,
IT IS ORDERED that the Motion to Continue Trial  is granted, as follows:
1. The jury trial now set for March 27, 2017 is continued to May 1, 2017.
2. In accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A), the court finds that the ends of justice will be served by granting this continuance and outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. Any additional time arising as a result of the granting of this motion, that is, the time between today's date and May 1, 2017, shall be deemed excludable time in any computation of time under the requirement of the Speedy Trial Act. Failure to grant a continuance would deny counsel the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) & (B)(iv).