In the month of September, the Clarke County Attorney’s Office prosecuted 1 bench trial before the Magistrate and defended against one Motion to Suppress Evidence. Adam Ramsey also attended an intensive training on jury selection methodology which was focused on matching jurors to the types of cases that are right for them. The idea being that, to the extent possible, jurors are able to be fair and unbiased about whatever issues are involved in the case.
In terms of September’s workload, 13 Felony cases came in and 10 were disposed. Felony cases are the most serious of criminal cases. The State’s case tracking system reflects total of 80 pending felony cases for Clarke County (up from 77).
Indictable Misdemeanors are Misdemeanor crimes that are punishable by more than a year but no more than two years of incarceration. Misdemeanor crimes are categorized as Aggravated, Serious, and Simple. Aggravated Misdemeanors are the most serious misdemeanors and can be punished by up to two years in prison. Serious Misdemeanor crimes are punishable by up to one year in the County Jail. Simple Misdemeanor crimes are punishable by up to 30 days in the county jail. As you can imagine, fines increase with the severity of the crime.
In September, 19 Indictable Misdemeanors came in and 22 were disposed. The State’s case tracking system reflects that the pending number decreased from 195 cases to 192.
In September, 297 Simple Misdemeanors came in and 387 were disposed. The State’s case tracking system reflects that the number of pending Simple Misdemeanors is down from 612 to 509.
In September, the Clarke County Attorney’s Office Juvenile case load included no new Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases with 3 disposed. The State’s case tracking system reflects 76 CINA (& other) cases and 90 total pending Juvenile cases.
In September, no Juvenile Delinquency cases came in and 1 case was disposed of. The State’s case tracking system rests at 14 total pending Juvenile Delinquency cases.