I was going to wait until the end of the month to see how the plea stats are, but then I wondered why. No reason, eh?
So, here's what we have for this week:
Probation: 12 cases
Jail: 13 cases
So, that means we disposed of 25 felony cases this week. I think the overall number of pleas are a little low just because the dockets were light and, as in every business, it takes a little while to get up to speed. For example, we did quite a few pleas today, but very few on Monday.
1. "Probation" includes regular probation and deferred adjudication. "Jail" includes anything from one day back-time, to life in the penitentiary. It's usually somewhere in between. :)
2. Note that these stats do no take into account probation revocation cases, i.e. where someone already on probation is accused of committing a further offense, and their probation is either continued or ends with a jail sentence. They also don't take into account cases from our court resolved on the "rocket docket" in the magistrate's court.]