Friday, September 24, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (9/27/10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of September 17 - 23, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    September 27, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Sept. 17 - 23, 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. 17, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 280

Thurs., Sept. 23, 2010 – (No Court) District Judges Fall College (Hot Springs, AR)

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of September 17 - 23, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

  

32

33

DM

   

1

1

G

4

1

 

14

19

NP

5

 

1

22

28

PRB

   

9

9

TOTAL

10

1

1

78

90

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

 

3

3

NP

1

2

3

TOTAL

1

5

6

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

  

35

36

DM

   

1

1

G

5

1

 

14

20

NP

6

 

1

24

31

PRB

   

9

9

TOTAL

12

1

1

83

97

KEY

BF – Bond Forfeit

NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed

PRB – Probation

G – Guilty 

 

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Jail Roster

(Sept. 17 - 23, 2010)

Name 

Case# 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Diamond, Curtis 

CR-08-3823

CR-09-4324

CR-09-4325

CR-09-4326

CR-10-48 

6/11/10

Also being held on county charges. 

 

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. (No trial. Public defender did not appear.) Rescheduled for 10/21/10.

Givens, Turrell 

CR-09-2

CR-09-1999

TR-10-3284

TR-10-3285 

Correction

9/17/10

 

Set for plea on 9/17/10. Plea of not guilty. Set for 9/30/10.

Porter, James 

CR-10-2701 

8/29/10 

 

Set for plea on 9/17/10.  

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:

• Thurs., Sept. 30, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

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

• Fri., Oct. 1, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Oct. 6, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials/Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 8, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 15, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Oct. 20, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials/Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 21, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 21, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 22, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 29, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Fri., Nov. 19, 2010 – (NO COURT) - District Court Clerk's Meeting (West Memphis, AR)

• Nov. 25 - 26, 2010 – (NO COURT) – Thanksgiving Holiday

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 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:

• 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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