United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Joseph Kolek, Defendant-appellant, 728 F.2d 1280 (9th Cir. 1984)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 728 F.2d 1280 (9th Cir. 1984) March 23, 1984

Edward C. Weiner, Asst. U.S. Atty., Peter K. Nunez, U.S. Atty., San Diego, Cal., for plaintiff-appellee.

Michael D. Stein, San Diego, Cal., for defendant-appellant.

Before SCHROEDER, FARRIS and CANBY, Circuit Judges.


Despite defendant's assertion to the contrary, our jurisdiction over prejudgment bail matters is appellate, not original. See 18 U.S.C. § 3147(b); Fed. R. App. P. 9(a). That jurisdiction is invoked by the filing of a notice of appeal filed within 10 days of the date of entry of the district court's bail order. See Fed. R. App. P. 4(b).

Consequently, we lack jurisdiction over defendant's request for a reduction of bail pending trial. We therefore remand this appeal to the district court to afford defendant an opportunity to demonstrate excusable neglect for his failure to file a timely notice of appeal. See id.; United States v. Stolarz, 547 F.2d 108, 111 (9th Cir. 1976).