Case No. CR17-5258BHS.


United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jesus Arreguin Magana, Defendant, represented by Steven John Krupa , KRUPA & CLARK.

USA, Plaintiff, represented by Vincent T. Lombardi , US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.


BENJAMIN H. SETTLE, District Judge.

This matter comes before the Court on the Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Continue Trial and Pretrial Motions Due Dates. The Court, having considered the unopposed motion and the Defendant's speedy trial waiver makes the following findings of fact and conclusions of law:

1. The defense's investigation, witness preparation, record gathering and review are ongoing, and therefore the defense needs additional time to prepare for trial.

2. The defense needs additional time to explore all relevant issues and defenses applicable to the case, which would make it unreasonable to expect adequate preparation for pretrial proceedings or for trial itself within the time limits established by the Speedy Trial Act and currently set for this case. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(ii).

3. Taking into account the exercise of due diligence, a continuance is necessary to allow the defense the reasonable time for effective preparation and to ensure continuity of counsel. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv).

4. Proceeding to trial absent adequate time for the defense to prepare would result in a miscarriage of justice. 18 U.S.C. §3161(h)(7)(B)(i).

5. The ends of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A).

6. Defendant waived speedy trial through January 31, 2018.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the trial date is continued from August 22, 2017, to January 23, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. The resulting period of delay from August 2, 2017, to January 23, 2018, is hereby excluded for speedy trial purposes under 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B).

Pretrial motions are due no later than December 8, 2017. Pretrial Conference is set for January 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


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