Friday, November 6, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR 11-09-09

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of November 2 - 5, 2009)



Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    November 9, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley



SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

November 2 - 5, 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.

Wed., November 4, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 1 civil & 1 small claims

Thurs., November 5, 2009 – (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 62

Thurs., November 5, 2009 – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 35   

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on November 5, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding
Criminal
DWI
Traffic
Total
BF
1


1
DM
16
1
5
22
G
11

7
18
NG
1


1
NP
4


4
TOTAL
33
1
12
46


Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding
Criminal
Traffic
Total
DM

2
2
G
2
2
4
TOTAL
2
4
6


ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding
Criminal
DWI
Traffic
Total
BF
1


1
DM
16
1
7
24
G
13

9
22
NG
1


1
NP
4


4
TOTAL
35
1
16
52


KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit
NG – Not Guilty
DM – Dismissed
NP – Nolle Prosequi
G – Guilty

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Jail Roster

(November 2 - 5, 2009)

Defendant
Case #
Arrest

Date
Release/

Sent. Date
Disposition


Miles, John


CR-09-1466


10/18/09




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


Johnson, Cornell


CR-09-4243

CR-09-4244


10/27/09






Hicks, Jason


CR-08-4409

CR-09-3782


10/22/09





Anderson, Cleveland


CR-09-2191

CR-09-2147



10/21/09





FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• 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 27, 2009 – Thanksgiving Holiday – OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.



FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on November 6, 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).

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

• Anti-virus protection for computers.