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United States v. Brooks

United States District Court, Fifth Circuit

January 21, 2014

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
v.
BRITTNEE SLOANE BROOKS

ORDER

DAVID BRIONES, Senior District Judge.

On this day, the Court considered Defendant's Motion for Continuance, made orally during Docket Call on January 3, 2014, in the above-captioned cause. The motion was made because Defendant needs additional time to prepare due to complex discovery issues in the case and for plea negotiations. After due consideration, the Court is of the opinion that the motion should be granted.

In order to allow defense counsel the necessary reasonable amount of time to effectively prepare, the Court finds that the interests of justice outweigh the Defendant's and the public's interests in a speedy trial. See 18 U.S.C.A. § 3161(h)(7)(A) (West 2008). As such, the Court concludes that the time from January 3, 2014 through February 7, 2014, is excludable within the meaning of the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161, et seq. See 18 U.S.C.A. § 3161(h).

Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendant's Motion for Continuance is GRANTED. This cause is rescheduled for Docket ...


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