Thursday, July 2, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (7/02/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of June 26 – July 6, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    July 6, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

June 26 – July 2, 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., June 26, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 347

Wed., July 1, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – 10 civil and 1 small claims

Thurs., July 2, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 119

Thurs., July 2, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions – No court.

    Independence Day/July 4th Holiday.

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on June 26, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

4

1

 

21

26

DA

   

1

1

DM

8

  

15

23

G

12

6

 

22

40

NG

   

1

1

NP

  

1

 

1

PRB

1

  

5

6

TF

1

   

1

TOTAL

26

7

1

65

99


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena - OLD

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

1

G

 

2

2

TOTAL

1

2

3


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

BF

2

2

TOTAL

2

2


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

  

8

8

DM

5

1

4

10

G

2

 

6

8

PRB

  

1

1

TOTAL

7

1

19

27


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

7

1

 

29

37

DA

   

1

1

DM

13

1

 

19

33

G

14

6

 

30

50

NG

   

1

1

NP

  

1

 

1

PRB

1

  

6

7

TF

1

   

1

TOTAL

36

8

1

86

131


 

KEY:

BF - Bond Forfeit            NG – Not Guilty

DA – Deferred Adjudication        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed            PRB – Probation

G – Guilty                TF - Transferred

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Jail Roster

(June 26, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Carter, Kevin

CR-09-1235

CR-09-2002

06/24/09

Arranged bond and released prior to trial date.

Plea of not guilty. Trial set 07/02/09.

Carter, Stellar

CR-07-1575

CR-08-3294

CR-08-3471

CR-08-3472

CR-09-2416

06/19/09

Arranged bond and released prior to trial date.

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/02/09.

Dawkins, Leroy E.

CR-09-873

CR-09-875

CR-09-2453

06/25/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/16/09. Bond set at $2,000.00.

Eaton, Kenneth

CR-08-4410

CR-09-752

CR-09-1954

CR-09-1955

06/20/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/02/09.

Hawkins, Eddie 

DWI-09-48

06/25/09

06/26/09

Plea of guilty. To be screened on 07/02/09. Released on bond.

Newman, Darrin D.

TR-07-337

TR-07-338

CR-07-1138

CR-07-1139

06/18/09

06/26/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $615.00 and sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 10 days served.

Swopes, Edward G. Jr.

CR-09-382

CR-09-2428

CR-09-2429

CR-09-2430

CR-09-2431

06/18/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/09/09. No Contact Order entered.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

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

• Thurs., July 9, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 10, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., July 15, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., July 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., July 16, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., July 23, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., July 23, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 24, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., July 30, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

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

• Fri., July 31, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on July 2, 2009 (Bench Trial) 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 for dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.

    

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