Wednesday, November 18, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR 11/23/09

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of November 13 - 19, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    November 23, 2009

Prepared by:    Juanchaitra Shields


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

November 13 - 19, 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., November 13, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 377


 

Wed., November 18, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – (9) civil cases and (0) small claims


 

Thurs., November 19, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – no court – Clerks Meeting


Thurs., November 19, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – no court – Clerks Meeting

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of November 13 - 18, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

2

  

1

28

31

DM

13

 

3

 

30

46

G

16

2

3

1

19

41

PRB

    

3

3

TF

1

    

1

WR

1

    

1

TOTAL

33

2

6

2

80

123


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Traffic

Total

BF

2

2

DM

1

1

TOTAL

3

3


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

3

3

6

DM

5

5

10

G

 

1

1

TOTAL

8

9

17


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

5

  

1

33

39

DM

18

 

3

 

36

57

G

16

2

3

1

20

42

PRB

    

3

3

TF

1

    

1

WR

1

    

1

TOTAL

41

2

6

2

92

143


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit            WR –Warrant Recalled

TF –Transferred            PRB –Probation

DM –Dismissed             

G –Guilty

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Jail Roster

(November 13, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition

Diamond, Curtis

CR-09-4324

CR-09-4325

CR-09-4326

11/10/09

11/13/09

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial on 12/03/09. Released OR by Judge King. No contact order issued.

Wilson, Elmore, Jr.

CR-07-604

CR-09-2459

CR-09-4318

11/09/09

Unknown.

Plea of guilty to CR-07-604, fines & costs of $100.00. Plea of guilty to CR-09-2459, (5) five days in jail credit for time served. Plea of guilty to CR-09-4318, fines & costs of $340.00 – (30) thirty days in jail – (30) thirty days suspended. Theft workshop / ordered to stay out of Wal-Mart.

Nealy, Ira

CR-09-4285

10/29/09

Unknown.

Case transferred to Circuit Court.

Johnson, Demond

CR-09-4315

Cr-09-4316

CR-09-4317

11/06/09

11/13/09

Plea of guilty to CR-09-4315, fine suspended – cost & jail fee of $140.00. (2) two days in jail credit for time served. Plea of guilty to CR-09-4316, fine suspended – cost & jail fee of $140.00. (2) two days in jail credit for time served. Plea of not guilty to CR-09-4317. Set for trial on 12/10/09. Released OR by Judge King.

    


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• 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) – NO COURT

• Fri., November 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR) – NO COURT

• Thurs., November 26, 2009 – Thanksgiving Holiday - NO COURT

• Fri., November 27, 2009 – Thanksgiving Holiday - NO COURT


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on October 23, 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.