I have a relative who's been dealing with a stalker. The guy has been arrested on stalking charges and is currently in jail. There was an arraignment yesterday and we went in and obtained the public court records for it from the courthouse website. Here's the record for reference, redacted for privacy reasons. Just holler if the link doesn't work for some reason.
Overall it's easy to understand. He's been charged with stalking and has entered a plea of not guilty. My questions come down on Page 3 of the PDF.
- What does it mean that there was a motion/order to disqualify the judge? The particular judge that was disqualified is the one who initially heard my relative when she applied for a protective stalking order. Could that be the cause? A different judge ended up presiding over the arraignment.
- What does CFW stand for?
- Down near the bottom, the arraignment result is listed as "Held." I was thinking this meant the defendant is remaining in custody (unless he posts bail) until the next hearing on 2/5, but another family member interpreted it as just meaning the arraignment took place. Who's right?
- Right below that, what does DB stand for?
Thanks for the help! I've tried Googling this information and just get a ton of irrelevant results. The word 'disqualify' shows up in a ton of court records and the abbreviations bring up stuff that's even more off-base.