Friday, November 13, 2009

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of November 6 - 12, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    November 16, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

November 6 - 12, 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 6, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 402

Thurs., November 12, 2009 – (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 107

Thurs., November 12, 2009 – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 49

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions Resolved

During the Period of November 6 - 12, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

   

2

DA 

   

2

DM 

  

10

34 

 

75 

113

NG 

   

1

1

NP 

18 

 

27

47

PRB 

   

1

1

TF 

   

4

TOTAL 

61 

113

180


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena – OLD

Finding 

Criminal 

Total 

DM 

TOTAL 


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding 

Traffic 

Total 

TOTAL 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

1

4

5

7

23

30

NP

4

4

8

TOTAL 

12

31

43


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

   

DA 

   

DM 

  

11 

16 

41 

 

99 

144 

NG 

   

NP 

22 

 

31 

55 

PRB 

   

TF 

   

TOTAL 

74 

145 

225 


 

KEY

BF – Bond Forfeit 

NG – Not Guilty 

DA – Deferred Adjudication

NP – Nolle Prosequi 

DM – Dismissed 

PRB – Probation 

G – Guilty 

TF - Transferred 

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Jail Roster

(November 6 - 12, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition


 

Miles, John


 

CR-09-1466


 

10/18/09


 

Unknown.

Defendant arranged bond.


 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09. Bond set. On 11/12/09, defendant did not appear and bench warrant was issued.


 

Johnson, Cornell


 

CR-09-4243

CR-09-4244


 

10/27/09


 

11/06/09


 

Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $420.00 and sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 10 days served.


 

Hicks, Jason


 

CR-08-4409

CR-09-3782


 

10/22/09


 

11/06/09


 

Plea of not guilty to CR-08-4409. Set for trial on 01/07/0. Plea of guilty to CR-09-3782. Sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 10 days served.

Anderson, Cleveland

CR-09-2191

CR-09-2147

10/21/09

11/06/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Probation revoked in CR-08-2806 and sentenced to one year in jail on CR-09-2191. To serve out fines & cost after 10 days in jail.

Owens, Derrick 

CR-09-4004

CR-09-4005 

10/13/09 

Unknown. Defendant arranged bond.

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09. On 11/12/09, defendant did not appear. Bench Warrant issued for Failure to appear.


 

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) - OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

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

• Thurs., November 26, 2009 – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., November 27, 2009 – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Wed., December 2, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., December 3, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., December 3, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., December 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., December 10, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., December 10, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., December 11, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., December 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., December 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., December 17, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., December 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., December 24, 2009 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., December 25, 2009 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Thurs., December 31, 2009 –NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY- NO COURT.

• Fri., January 1, 2010 –– NEW YEAR'S DAY - OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on November 13, 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.