Thursday, May 14, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (5/18/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of May 8 - 14, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    May 18, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

May 8 – 14, 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 8, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 359

Thurs., May 14, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 145

Thurs., May 14, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 27


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of May 8 -14, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

5 

  

7 

12

G 

39 

1 

 

93 

133 

NG 

2 

   

2 

NP 

19 

 

1 

18 

38 

WR 

5 

   

5 

TOTAL 

70 

1 

1 

118 

190 


 

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 

TOTAL 

1 

1 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

G 

 

16 

16 

NP 

3 

8 

11 

TOTAL 

3 

24 

27 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

5 

  

7 

12 

G 

39 

1 

 

111 

151 

NG 

2 

   

2 

NP 

22 

 

1 

26 

49 

WR 

5 

   

5 

TOTAL 

73 

1 

1 

144 

219 


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed            NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty                WR – Warrant Recalled

NG – Not Guilty

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Jail Roster

(May 8 -14, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Docket # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Nichols, Timothy

CR-09-1234

 

05/08/09

Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,105.00 and sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Seats, Willie

CR-08-3566

CR-08-3907

CR-08-4205

CR-08-4206

Served while in jail on other charges.

 

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Trial set for 6/11/09.

Johnson, Miguel C.

CR-08-936

TR-09-939

CR-09-762

CR-09-980

CR-09-982

Served while in jail on other charges.

 

Plea of guilty to TR-08-939 and CR-09-762. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1160.00 and sentenced to 180 days in jail.


 

Plea of not guilty to all remaining charges and trial set for 5/28/09.

Johnson, Cornell

CR-09-794

CR-09-795

CR-09-1274

CR-09-1275

Served while in jail on other charges.

05/08/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $735.00 and sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Carter, Terrell

TR-09-752

TR-09-753

CR-09-851

CR-09-852

Served while in jail on other charges.

05/08/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $915.00 and sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Kinchen, Carlos 

CR-09-1790 

05/0709 

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 05/28/09.  


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., May 15, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., May 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil and Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., May 21, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., May 21, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• 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


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on May 15, 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).

• One deputy clerk currently out on sick leave.

    

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