Friday, May 22, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (5-26-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of May 15 - 21, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    May 26, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

May 15 - 21, 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., May 15, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 218

Wed., May 20, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 8 civil actions; 1 small claims

Thurs., May 21, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 49

Thurs., May 21, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 49

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of May 15 - 21, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

   

1 

1 

DM 

8 

   

8 

G 

27 

3 

4 

48 

82 

NP 

7 

  

11 

18 

TOTAL 

42 

3 

4 

60 

109 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total

BF 

 

1 

1 

DM 

1 

 

1 

G 

1 

7 

8 

NP 

6 

7 

13 

WR 

1 

 

1 

TOTAL 

9 

15 

24 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

   

2 

2

DM 

9 

   

9

G 

28 

3 

4 

55 

90 

NP 

13 

  

18 

31 

WR 

1 

   

1 

TOTAL 

51 

3 

4 

75 

133 


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed        WR – Warrant Recalled

G - Guilty


 

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Jail Roster

(May 15 - 21, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Docket # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Burns, Aron Jr.

CR-08-4839

CR-08-4840

05/12/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 6/04/09.

Carter, Macon

CR-08-3782

CR-08-3988

TR-09-750

TR-09-751

CR-09-844

CR-09-845

Served while in jail on other charges.

05/15/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1515.00, sentenced to 90 days in jail, and driver's license suspended for 6 months.

Henderson, Alvin

TR-09-2018

TR-09-2019

CR-07-2774

CR-07-2775

05/10/09

 

Plea of guilty to TR-07-2018 and CR-07-2774. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $485.00.

CR-07-2775 merged with CR-07-2774.


 

Plea of not guilty to TR-09-2019. Trial set on 6/25/09.

Roberson, Leon

CR-07-2618

CR-07-2619

CR-07-2666

CR-07-2667 

05/14/09

05/15/09

Plea of not guilty. Arranged bond. Set for trial on 07/02/09.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., May 22, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Mon., May 25, 2009 – Office Closed – Memorial Day

• Thurs., May 28, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., May 28, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., May 29, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., June 3, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., June 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 4, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., June 5, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., June 11, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 11, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., June 12, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., June 17, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., June 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 18, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., June 19, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on May 22, 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:

•    Training of dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

•    Have computer technician determine source of recent problems with computer system/networking and install virus protection. (Virus protection expired.)


 

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