Friday, October 15, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (10/18/10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of October 8 - 14, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    October 18, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Oct. 8 - 14, 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., Oct. 8, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 274

Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 ((9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 42

Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 40

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of October 8 - 14, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

4

  

28

32

G

16

1

 

26

43

NP

29

2

1

25

57

WQ

3

   

3

TOTAL

52

3

1

79

135

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

2

  

16

18

G

5

1

 

18

24

NP

9

 

1

13

23

TOTAL

16

1

1

47

65

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

6

   

44

50

G

21

1

1

 

44

67

NP

38

 

3

1

38

80

WQ

3

    

3

TOTAL

68

1

4

1

126

200

KEY

BF – Bond Forfeit

NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty

WQ – Warrant Quashed

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Jail Roster

(Oct. 8 - 14, 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 

  

Set for plea on 10/15/10.

Hicks, George 

TR-09-4308

TR-09-4309

TR-09-4310

TR-09-4311

CR-09-4286

CR-10-2758

CR-10-2835

9/24/10 

10/08/10

Plea of not guilty on 10/08/10. Set for trial on 10/28/10.

Matthews, Alfred

CR-10-2745 

9/21/10 

10/08/10

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 1/13/11.

Parks, Sharon 

CR-08-4772

CR-08-4771

TR-10-2466

TR-10-2467

TR-10-2468

TR-10-2469

CR-10-2132

CR-10-2305

TR-10-3673

10/02/10 

10/14/10

Plea of not guilty on 10/08/10. Trial set for 10/14/10. Plea of no contest to TR-10-2466, TR-10-2467 and TR-10-2468. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $215.00; sentenced to 12 days in jail with credit for 12 days served; and ordered to 3 months supervised probation. Remaining charges either merged or nolle prosequi.

Porter, James 

CR-10-2894 

 

10/08/10

Plea of guilty on 10/08/10. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $340; sentenced to 25 days in jail; ordered to attend theft workshop; and to stay out of Family Dollar Store.

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.

White, Ronald

CR-09-1994

CR-09-1995

CR-09-3805

CR-10-1502

CR-10-2498

10/08/10

 

Set for plea on 10/15/10.

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• 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

• Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010 (NO COURT) – Veteran's Day (Office Closed)

• 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:

• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on October 15, 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:

• Complete installation and set up of court server. (Installation is anticipated to be complete within two weeks or less.)    

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

• Shortage in ceiling fixture inside courtroom.

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