Friday, September 10, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (9/13/10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of September 3 - 7, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    September 13, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Sept. 3 -7, 2010- 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., Sept. 3, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 89

Mon., Sept. 6, 2010 – Office Closed. Labor Day.

Thurs., Sept. 7, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 85

Thurs., Sept. 7, 2010 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 35

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of September 3 -7, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

13

20

33

G

6

19

25

NP

9

 

9

TOTAL

28

39

67

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Traffic

Total

G

2

2

TOTAL

2

2

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

1

 

1

G

4

4

8

NG

1

 

1

TOTAL

6

4

10

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

14

20

34

G

10

25

35

NG

1

 

1

NP

9

 

9

TOTAL

34

45

79

KEY

DM – Dismissed

NG – Not Guilty

G – Guilty

NP – Nolle Prosequi

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Jail Roster

(Sept. 3 -7, 2010)

Name 

Case# 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Britton, Jarkius K.

TR-09-2010

CR-09-2011

CR-09-2211

CR-09-2212

TR-09-2860

CR-09-3183

TR-09-4017

TR-09-4018

CR-09-4269

CR-09-4604

CR-10-1587

6/27/10

 

Plea of not guilty on 7/02/10. Trial set for 7/15/10. On 7/15/10, rescheduled for 7/23/10. On 7/23/10, rescheduled for 08/06/10. Rescheduled to 9/10/10.

Diamond, Curtis 

CR-08-3823

CR-09-4324

CR-09-4325

CR-09-4326

CR-10-48 

6/11/10 

 

Plea of not guilty on 6/25/10. Set for trial on 7/08/10. Rescheduled for 7/15/10. On 7/15/10, rescheduled for 9/16/10.

Washington, Jonathan

TR-08-2551

CR-08-3409

8/28/10

9/03/10

Set for plea on 9/10/10.

Stafford, Joseph 

TR-10-1751 

Other charges pending. 

 

Set for plea on 7/30/10. Continued on 7/30/10 to 8/06/10. Plea of not guilty on 8/6/10. Set for trial on 12/3/10.

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., Sept. 10, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Sept. 15, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials/Hearings

• Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Sept. 17, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Thurs., Sept. 23, 2010 – District Court Judge's Meeting. NO COURT.

• Fri., Sept. 24, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – District Court Judge's Meeting. NO COURT.

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on September 10, 2010 (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 Records 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:

• Replace computer monitor.

• Complete installation and set up of court server.

• Training for dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

• Shortage in ceiling fixture inside courtroom.

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