Friday, October 2, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (10/05/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of September 25 – October 1, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    October 5, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

September 25 – October 1, 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., September 25, 2009 - District Judges' Meeting (Eureka Springs, AR) -     NO COURT

Thurs., October 1, 2009 - (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 57

Thurs., October 1, 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 on October 1, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

 

11 

15 

NG 

NP 

 

TOTAL 

18 

27 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

DWI 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

 

 

NG 

 

TOTAL 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

 

11 

17 

NG 

NP 

 

TOTAL 

18 

11 

32 


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed        NG – Not Guilty

G – Guilty            NP – Nolle Prosequi

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Jail Roster

(September 25 – October 1, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Cooper, Jesse III

CR-09-2214

CR-09-2215

CR-09-2367

CR-09-2368

09/26/09

10/05/09

Plea of not guilty to CR-09-2215. Set for trial on 11/05/09. Released O.R.


 

Plea of guilty to remaining charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $540.00.

Harvey, Christopher

CR-09-2513

CR-09-2514

CR-09-2688

CR-09-2689

CR-09-2690

CR-09-2701

CR-09-2702

CR-09-2703

TR-09-2937

TR-09-2938

CR-09-3527

TR-09-2939

TR-09-2940


 

CR-09-3017

thru

CR-09-3024


 

CR-09-3447

thru

CR-09-3466

08/25/09

 

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial 09/11/09. Public defender appointed.


 

On 09/11/09, case rescheduled for plea on 09/18/09.


 

Plea of not guilty on 09/18/09. Set for trial on 10/15/09.

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

thru

CR-09-3092

Served while in jail on other charges

 

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.

    

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., October 2, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., October 7, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., October 8, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., October 8, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• 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 30, 2009 - Court Officers Meeting - NO COURT


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on October 2, 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:

• One clerk out due to medical reasons. It is anticipated that she will be out a minimum of one week.

• 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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