United States District Court, D. Colorado
TRIAL PREPARATION ORDER
MARCIA S. KRIEGER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
THIS MATTER comes before the Court following the Advisement on Indictment, Arraignment and Discovery Conference held in compliance with District Court General Order 2015-1 (Durango and Grand Junction Protocol). In accordance with the Durango and Grand Junction Protocol, the Magistrate Judge has set a preliminary trial date in compliance with the Speedy Trial Act (18 U.S.C. '3161, et. seq.) and preliminary pretrial deadlines. Those Orders are hereby supplemented as follows:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
The initial trial setting in this matter for a four-day trial to a jury of twelve, plus alternates, is March 7, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Wayne Aspinall Courthouse, 402 Rood Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado. Motions shall be filed on or before February 11, 2016. Responses shall be filed on or before February 25, 2016. A Trial Preparation Conference is set for March 3, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. by video conference.
CONSENT OF THE DEFENDANT (Consent Form)
The Consent Form found at
http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Portals/0/Documents/LocalRules/Consent%20Form Durango-GJ% 20Protocol%20Fillable.pdf shall be filed by the Defendant no later than the date set by the Magistrate Judge for the filing of motions on February 11, 2016. The administration of the case will be governed by the selections made on the Consent Form. Upon consent of the Defendant:
●The Magistrate Judge will determine any motion for continuance of the trial date or exclusion of time under the Speedy Trial Act and set trial dates.
●The Magistrate Judge will set pretrial deadlines; hear and make recommendations on any pretrial motion.
●The Magistrate Judge will give advisements with regard to changes of plea and conduct the change of plea hearing, and make a recommendation as to whether such plea should be accepted, and schedule a sentencing hearing.
●The Magistrate Judge will preside over any hearing for revocation of probation and/or supervised release and/ or make a recommendation as to a finding of violation(s) or not.
Motions falling within the consent of the Defendant are hereby REFERRED to the magistrate judge.
All sentencings and matters to which the Defendant does not consent will be heard by the undersigned. To the extent possible such matters will be heard in Grand Junction, Colorado, on the second week of alternate months. Alternatively, such matters (where constitutionally permissible) will be held by video conference with the undersigned appearing in Denver. The ...