Friday, January 9, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (1/12/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of December 19, 2008 - January 8, 2009)

 

 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date: January 12, 2009

Prepared by: Linda Danley

 

 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Dec. 19, 2008 - January 8, 2009 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; and prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial.

 

Fri., December 19, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

Total number of cases scheduled - 331

 

Wed., January 7, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Civil and Small Claims Trials

Total number of cases scheduled - 1 civil; and 1 small claims

 

Thurs., January 8, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations

Total number of cases scheduled - 152

 

Thurs., January 8, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions

Total number of cases scheduled - 34

 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on December 19, 2008

 
NOTE: Due to the large number of cases scheduled for January 8, 2009, disposition of the court on those matters could not be entered into the court database within the time constraints imposed for posting this report. That statistical data will be provided in next week's report.
 
Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

   

1

1

G

30

2

36

68

NP

15

 

9

24

WQ

1

   

1

WR

1

   

1

TOTAL

47

2

46

95

 
Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Traffic

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1

 
Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Traffic

Total

G

1

1

NP

2

2

TOTAL

3

3

 
Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

G

1

1

30

32

NP

3

1

6

10

TOTAL

4

2

36

42

 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

   

1

1

G

31

3

68

102

NP

18

1

17

36

WQ

1

   

1

WR

1

   

1

TOTAL

51

4

86

141

 
KEY:

DM - Dismissed

WQ - Warrant Quashed

G - Guilty

WR - Warrant Recalled

NP - Nolle Prosequi

 

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Jail Roster

(December 19, 2008)

 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Ewing, Aaron

CR-08-4476

CR-08-4477

Served while in jail on other charges

12/19/08

Plea of not guilty. Cases set for 1/15/09.

Henry, Natasha

TR-08-991

CR-08-1353

CR-08-1354

TR-08-1435

CR-08-3340

CR-08-3341

CR-08-3342

CR-08-3343

CR-08-4398

12/12/08

12/19/08

Plea of not guilty.  Case set for 1/22/09.  Released to her attorney.

Robinson, Janice

CR-08-3016

CR-08-4535

Served in jail after arrest on felony charges.

01/08/09

Plea of not guilty on 12/19/08. Set for trial on 1/08/09.

 

At trial, defendant was

ordered to pay $100 within 30 days on CR-08-3016. Case set for review on 02/12/09.

 

Sentenced to 30 days in jail and given credit for time served on CR-08-4534.

 

 

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Breakdown of the Number of Cases

Entered into the Court Database During the Year (2008)

 

Case Type

# of Filings

Criminal

4,803

DWI

124

Juvenile

148

Ordinance

14

Traffic

4,399

Civil

944

Small Claims

108

Total

10,540

 
 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
•Thurs., Jan. 15, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
•Thurs., Jan. 15, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
•Fri., Jan. 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
•Mon., Jan. 19, 2009 - Office closed. (Martin Luther King Holiday)
•Thurs., Jan. 22, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
•Thurs., Jan. 22, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
•Fri., Jan. 23, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
•Thurs., Jan. 29, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
•Thurs., Jan. 29, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
•Fri., Jan. 30, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
 
 
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on January 8, 2009 (Bench Trials) and January 9, 2009 (Plea Day) until completed.
 
• Process civil and small claims actions as they are received.
 
• Input new citations and criminal actions as they are received from the Records Department into database in preparation for court.
 
• Prepare pending actions for trial.
 
 
STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES
:
• Server for the court database system.





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