July 20, 2011
This matter is before the court on the motion for an extension of time by defendant Peggie A. Robinson (Robinson) (Filing No. 15). Robinson seeks until August 3, 2011, in which to file pretrial motions in accordance with the progression order. Robinson's counsel represents that Robinson will file an affidavit wherein she consents to the motion and acknowledges she understands the additional time may be excludable time for the purposes of the Speedy Trial Act. Robinson's counsel represents that government's counsel has no objection to the motion. Upon consideration, the motion will be granted.
IT IS ORDERED:
Defendant Robinson's motion for an extension of time (Filing No. 15) is granted. Robinson is given until on or before August 3, 2011, in which to file pretrial motions pursuant to the progression order. The ends of justice have been served by granting such motion and outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. The additional time arising as a result of the granting of the motion, i.e., the time between July 20, 2011, and August 3, 2011, shall be deemed excludable time in any computation of time under the requirement of the Speedy Trial Act for the reason defendant's counsel requires additional time to adequately prepare the case, taking into consideration due diligence of counsel, and the novelty and complexity of this case. The failure to grant additional time might result in a miscarriage of justice. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) (B).