Friday, October 30, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR 11-02-09

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of October 23 - 30, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    November 2, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

October 23 - 30, 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 23, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 252

Thurs., October 29, 2009 – District Court Officer's Training (Little Rock, AR) – NO COURT


Fri., October 30, 2009 – District Court Officer's Training (Little Rock, AR) – NO COURT

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of October 23 - 30, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

28 

29 

DM 

15 

19 

34 

13 

NP 

 

PRB 

 

TOTAL 

20 

65 

85 


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding 

Traffic 

Total 

DM

TOTAL


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

10 

12 

DM 

10 

15 

PRB 

 

TOTAL 

13 

20 

33 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

BF

38 

41 

DM

25 

25 

50 

G

10 

15 

NP

 

PRB

 

12 

12 

TOTAL

33 

86 

119 


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit 

NP – Nolle Prosequi 

DM – Dismissed 

PRB – Probation 

G – Guilty 

 

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Jail Roster

(October 23 - 30, 2009)

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Bennett, Louis

CR-09-4097

10/22/09

10/23/09

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09. Released on surety bond.


 

Miles, John


 

CR-09-1466


 

10/18/09


 


 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09. Bond set.


 

O'Neal, Chris


 

TR-09-3987

TR-09-3988

TR-09-3989

CR-09-4080


 

Served while in jail on other charges.


 

10/23/09


 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09. Released O.R.


 

Owens, Derrick 


 

CR-09-4004

CR-09-4005 


 

10/13/09

 


 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09.


 

Risper, Jamarcus


 

TR-09-3783

TR-09-3784

TR-09-3892

CR-09-3843

CR-09-4074


 

10/16/09


 

10/23/09


 

Plea of guilty to TR-09-3783 and TR-09-3892. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $340.00 and sentenced to 8 days in jail with credit for 8 days served. Plea of not guilty to remaining charges. Trial set for 12/03/09. Public defender appointed. Released O.R.


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Wed., November 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., November 5, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., November 5, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., November 6, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., November 12, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., November 12, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., November 13, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., November 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., November 19, 2009 – District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR) - OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., November 20, 2009 – District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR) – OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Thurs., November 26, 2009 – (Thanksgiving Holiday) – OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., November 20, 2009 – (Thanksgiving Holiday) – OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

• 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.

• Transportation to District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR)