Friday, July 10, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (7/13/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of July 3 – July 9, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    July 13, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Fri., July 3, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    No Court. Independence Day/July 4th Holiday

July 6 - 9, 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.

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

    Total number of cases scheduled - 107

Thurs., July 9, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 85


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of July 2 – 9, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

G

29

5

10

44

NG

 

1

 

1

NP

48

 

8

56

WR

1

  

1

TOTAL

78

6

18

102


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena - OLD

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

G 

2

1

3

TOTAL 

2

1

3 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

G

2

2

2

6

NG

1

 

2

3

NP

6

  

6

TOTAL

9

2

4

15


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

G

33

7

13

53

NG

1

1

2

4

NP

54

 

8

62

WR

1

  

1

TOTAL

89

8

23

120


 

KEY:

G – Guilty            NP – Nolle Prosequi

NG – Not Guilty        WR – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

(July 2 – 9, 2009)


 

Defendant

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Anderson, Denise

JV-09-40

CR-09-2001

07/01/09

07/02/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $585.00.

Carter, Kevin

CR-09-1235

CR-09-2002

06/24/09

 

(Correction) Plea of not guilty. Trial set 07/30/09. Bond set.

Davis, Will

CR-09-2708

CR-09-2709

07/02/09

07/09/09

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/16/09.

Eaton, Kenneth

CR-08-4410

CR-09-752

CR-09-1954

CR-09-1955

06/20/09

07/09/09

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


 

Plea of guilty to all charges at trial on 07/09/09. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $410.00 and sentenced to 1 year probation.

Fulcher, Wayne

CR-09-2676

CR-09-2677

CR-09-2678

CR-09-2679

07/08/09

07/09/09

Arranged bond and was released.

Smith, Michael W.

TR-09-92

CR-09-286

CR-09-2286

CR-09-2287

07/01/09

07/02/09

Plea of guilty to CR-09-2287 and ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $205. Remaining charges were nolle prosequi.

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.


 

On 07/09/09, cases continued to 07/16/09.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• 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 9, 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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