Friday, August 7, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR 8/10/09

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of July 31 – August 6, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    August 10, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

July 31 – August 6, 2009 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial; processed warrants of arrest issued by the court; and reported dispositions to Arkansas Driver Control.

Fri., July 31, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 258

Wed., August 5, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 12 civil actions

Thurs., August 6, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 73

Thurs., August 6, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 40


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of July 31 – August 6, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

1

  

31

32

DM

20

2

 

25

47

G

26

4

 

32

62

NP

1

 

1

 

2

PRB

3

  

1

4

WR

1

   

1

TOTAL

52

6

1

89

148


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding 

Criminal 

Total 

DM

1

1

TOTAL 

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Traffic

Total

BF

1

1

G

2

2

TOTAL

3

3


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

 

8

8

DM

5

6

11

G

 

3

3

NP

2

2

4

PRB

 

2

2

TOTAL

7

21

28


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

1

  

40

41

DM

26

2

 

31

59

G

26

4

 

37

67

NP

3

 

1

2

6

PRB

3

  

3

6

WR

1

   

1

TOTAL

60

6

1

113

181


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        NP - Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed        PRB – Probation

G – Guilty            WR – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

    During the period of July 31 – August 6, 2009, no defendants were escorted to court for a court appearance from the Phillips County Jail.

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• 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

• Fri., August 14, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Chief District Court Clerk's Meeting (Little Rock, AR)

• Wed., August 19, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., August 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 20, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 21, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Sat., August 22, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Employee Appreciation Day

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 28, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., September 3, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., September 3, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., September 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment (close at noon)

• Mon., September 7, 2009 – Office Closed. (Labor Day holiday)


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on August 7, 2009 (Plea/Arraignment) until completed.

•    Process warrants of arrest as directed by the court.

•    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.

•    Prepare abstract of the court's disposition of all cases for Arkansas Driver Control.


 

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

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

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.


 

    

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