Friday, July 17, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR 7-20-2009

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT
(Period of July 10 – July 16, 2009)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    July 20, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley



SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

July 10 - 16, 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., July 10, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket
    Total number of cases scheduled - 387
Wed., July 15, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials
    Total number of cases scheduled – 15 civil and 1 small claims
Thurs., July 16, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
    Total number of cases scheduled - 71
Thurs., July 16, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
    Total number of cases scheduled - 63

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions
Resolved during the period of July 10 - 16, 2009
Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding
Criminal
Juvenile
Ordinance
Traffic
Total
DM
5
2
7
G
50
1
1
45
97
NG
2
2
NP
12
14
26
TOTAL
69
1
1
61
132


Jurisdiction: City of West Helena – OLD

Finding
Criminal
Total
NP
1
1
TOTAL
1
1


Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding
Criminal
Juvenile
Traffic
Total
DM
2
2
4
G
2
1
14
17
NP
1
1
TOTAL
5
1
16
22


ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding
Criminal
Juvenile
Ordinance
Traffic
Total
DM
7
4
11
G
52
2
1
59
114
NG
2
2
NP
14
14
28
TOTAL
75
2
1
77
155


KEY:

DM – Dismissed        NG – Not Guilty

G – Guilty            NP – Nolle Prosequi

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Jail Roster
(July 10 - 16, 2009)

Defendant 
Case # 
Arrest
Date 
Release/
Sent. Date 
Disposition 
Baker, JamesCR-09-2583
06/30/09
07/10/09
Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines+cost ($220) plus costs of repairs and sentenced to 12 months supervised probation.
Henry, WillieCR-08-4401
06/26/09
07/10/09
Plea of guilty. Defendant's probation was revoked. Six (6) months jail sentence imposed.
Rattler, Tanadeaus CR-09-1811

CR-09-1812

CR-09-1813

CR-09-1960

CR-09-1961

CR-09-1962

CR-09-2485

CR-09-2486

CR-09-2487

CR-09-2488

CR-09-2489

CR-09-2490
Served while in jail on other charges.
07/10/09
Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,700.00.
Swopes, Edward G. Jr.CR-09-382

CR-09-2428

CR-09-2429

CR-09-2430

CR-09-2431
06/18/09
07/16/09
Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/09/09. No Contact Order entered.

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

On 7/16/09, plea of guilty to CR-09-382. To be given credit for time served in jail ($680) on total owed of $1325.00. Plea of no contest to all other charges. Sentenced to six months supervised probation, to have no contact with complaining party, and to pay restitution in the amount of $300.00.
Webster, ThomasCR-09-2400

CR-09-2202
07/10/09
Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $840.
Wilson, DeaundreTR-08-3094

TR-08-3095

CR-08-4595

CR-08-4597
07/10/09
07/10/09
Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1435 and sentenced to 90 days in jail.


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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• 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

• Wed., August 5, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., August 6, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 6, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions    

• Fri., August 7, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., August 13, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 13, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions    

• Fri., August 14, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment



FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on July 17, 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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