United Statesv.Brooks

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLEMay 30, 2012
No. 3:11-CR-146 (E.D. Tenn. May. 30, 2012)

No. 3:11-CR-146

05-30-2012

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEROY VICTOR BROOKS


MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

This criminal case is before the court on the defendant's motion for a continuance of his June 18, 2012 trial date [doc. 28]. Therein, the defendant states that his counsel needs additional time to prepare for trial, and that the government does not object to a continuance.

The court finds the motion well taken, and it will be granted. The court finds that the ends of justice served by granting the motion outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A). In light of the reasoning set forth by the defendant, the court finds that the failure to grant the motion would deny defense counsel the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv). The motion requires a delay in the proceedings. Therefore, all the time from the filing of the motion to the new trial date is excludable as provided by the Speedy Trial Act. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A).

It is hereby ORDERED that the defendant's motion [doc. 28] is GRANTED, and this criminal case is CONTINUED to Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. The new plea cutoff and motion filing date is August 15, 2012.

ENTER:

Leon Jordan


United States District Judge