Friday, October 9, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (10-12-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of October 2 - 8, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    October 12, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

October 2 - 8, 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., October 2, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 446

Wed., October 7, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – 8 civil cases and 1 small claims

Thurs., October 8, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 130

Thurs., October 8, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 48

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of October 2 - 8, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

7

 

10

17

G

32

1

67

100

NG

2

 

2

4

NP

12

1

18

31

PRB

  

1

1

TOTAL

53

2

98

153


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena – Old

Finding

Criminal

Total

WR

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

3

3

TOTAL

3

3


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Traffic

Total

G

2

2

TOTAL

2

2


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

8

 

2

10

G

10

3

90

103

NP

14

2

26

42

PRB

1

  

1

TOTAL

33

5

118

156


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

15

 

12

27

G

45

4

159

208

NG

2

 

2

4

NP

26

3

44

73

PRB

1

 

1

2

WR

1

  

1

TOTAL

90

7

218

315


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed        NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty            PRB – Probation

NG – Not Guilty        WR – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

(October 2 - 8, 2009)

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Cooper, Jesse L. III

CR-09-2214

CR-09-2215

09/26/09

10/02/09

Plea of guilty to CR-09-2214. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $220.00. Plea of not guilty to CR-09-2215. Set for trial on 11/05/09.

Purvis, James

CR-09-1632

CR-09-1633

CR-09-1634

CR-09-1635

CR-09-1636

CR-09-1637

CR-09-1638

CR-09-1639

CR-09-1640

CR-09-1641

CR-09-1642

CR-09-1643


 

CR-09-3081

CR-09-3082

Served while in jail on other charges

10/08/09

Plea of not guilty. Set for 09/11/09. Public defender appointed.


 

On 09/11/09, plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial on 10/08/09.


 

On 10/8/09, negotiated plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $385.00. Sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for 45 days served to run concurrent with jail sentence of 1 year on charges related to the county.

    

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

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

• Thurs., October 15, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., October 15, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., October 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., October 21, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., October 22, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., October 22, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., October 23, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., October 29, 2009 – Court Officers Meeting - NO COURT

• Fri., October 29, 2009 - Court Officers Meeting - NO COURT


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on October 9, 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:

• Complete installation and set up of court server.

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

• Anti-virus protection for computers.

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