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What does Case Disposed mean on my Report?

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posted this on January 03, 2011 12:05 PM

Disposed is a generic legal term meaning the case or proceeding is completed.

Disposition
is used in reference to the way in which the case was resolved. Some examples of the disposition of a case are: conviction, acquittal, dismissal, etc., not to be confused with verdict, which is a finding of guilty or not guilty, etc.
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When criminal and infraction cases are considered "disposed" 
 
This is the date on which measuring the age of a case ends.

A criminal or infraction case is considered disposed only when a disposition has been entered for all charges in the case, and on the date when the last disposition is entered. A felony case in district court is considered disposed on the date the case is bound over to superior court (such as by a waiver or finding of probable cause, or by a superceding indictment) or finally disposed in district court (such as by finding of no probable cause, dismissal, or guilty plea). The disposition date is the actual date of the final disposition, not the date when the data are entered into the automated system (which can be later).

 

Note: In criminal cases, prosecution may be deferred while the defendant is given a chance to engage in education, restitution or similar corrective action and remain free of new charges. A case can remain pending for quite some time while the deferred prosecution program is in effect. At present, the automated system does not record the fact that a case is in deferred prosecution status. When enhancements are made to the automated system to record this fact, the CPMS will treat such cases as "disposed" for purposes of measuring the ages of cases, so that these cases do not inappropriately skew the age data for the court's overall caseload.

When a civil case is "disposed"
This is the date on which measuring the age of a case ends.

A civil case is considered disposed only when all issues in the case have been disposed, and on the actual date of dismissal or judgment on the last issue disposed. This is the actual date of the dismissal or order; it will often be earlier than the date on which the clerk physically enters the data into the automated system.

 

 
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