IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
February 5, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
LUIS GREEN-CHAVEZ, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Joseph F. Bataillon United States District Judge
AMENDED ORDER ON SENTENCING SCHEDULE
Plaintiff has moved to continue the sentencing hearing and to extend the presentence deadlines, Filing No. 48. Based on the showing set forth in the motion, the court finds the motion should be granted. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the following deadlines and procedures are set in this case:
1. December 5, 2012: Counsel's respective versions of the offense(s) to the probation office;
2. December 26, 2012: Financial information, restitution proposal and any chemical dependency/mental health evaluation to the probation office by counsel;
3. January 14, 2013: Initial presentence report to counsel by the probation office. Defense counsel will insure that (a) the defendant has had an opportunity to read the initial PSR, or, if the defendant is not fluent in English, that an interpreter has read it to the defendant, and (b) the defendant has had an opportunity to voice any objections to defense counsel, before defense counsel submits objections to the initial PSR;
4. January 24, 2013: Objections by counsel to the initial presentence report;
5. March 25, 2013: Probation office's submission to the judge and counsel of initial or revised presentence report with changes, if any, responsive to counsels' objections, and, if needed, an addendum explaining the probation officer's position regarding any objections to the presentence report previously submitted by counsel;
6. April 1, 2013:
(a) Any proposals to the probation office for community service, community confinement, intermittent confinement or home detention;
(b) Motions to the court:
(1) for departure under the guidelines (including, but not limited to, motions by the government) ; and
(2) for deviation or variance from the guidelines as allowed by the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker, 125 S. Ct. 738 (2005) or its progeny;
(c) Counsel's filing and serving on all other parties and the probation officer a written statement of position respecting each of the unresolved objections to the presentence report, including the specific nature of each objection to the presentence report.
(d) If evidence is to be offered in support of or in opposition to a motion under subparagraph (b) of this paragraph or in support of or in opposition to an objection under subparagraph (c) of this paragraph 6, it must be: by affidavit, letter, report or other document attached to the statement of position or by oral testimony at the sentencing hearing. If oral testimony is desired, a request must be made in the statement of position and the statement of position must reveal (1) the nature of the expected testimony, (2) the necessity for oral testimony, instead of documentary evidence, such as affidavits, (3) the identity of each proposed witness, and (4) the length of time anticipated for presentation of the direct examination of the witness or witnesses. If a request for oral or documentary evidence is made by one party but not by the adverse party, the adverse party within five working days thereafter may make a responsive request for oral or documentary evidence, setting out details in the same manner as required by this paragraph 6(d).
(e) Motions for departure should be supported by a brief that explains why the departure from the guideline sentencing range is justified by normal guideline departure theory. Motions for deviation or variance from the guidelines as allowed under Booker or its progeny should be supported by a brief that explains why a sentence other than that called for under the guidelines is justified by a principle of law that is different in kind or degree from the normal principles of law applied under a strict application of the guidelines.
(f) It is expected that any objection first raised in a party's statement of position will be addressed at the judge's discretion, and that no consideration will be given to any sentencing factor first raised after the filing of the written statement.
7. April 8, 2013: Judge's notice to counsel of rulings, tentative findings, whether oral testimony is to be permitted, and how objections to tentative findings may be made; and
8. May 10, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.: Sentencing in Lincoln, Courtroom #4.
A probation officer must submit a sentencing recommendation to the sentencing judge no later than seven days after the issuance of an order described in subparagraph (7) or, if no order is issued, no later than 14 days after the date set in subparagraph (6). The probation officer is directed to provide copies of any sentencing recommendation to counsel for the government and counsel for the defendant at the time the recommendation is submitted to the sentencing judge.
The dates in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this order may be altered by written notice to counsel and the judge by the probation office.
BY THE COURT:
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