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r 12A Wednesday~ March 20,2013 Feather River Bulletin Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews,com Whether he needs an extra file or a quick question an- swered, District Attorney David HoUister can quickly make his request. Instead ofwaiting for a break in the court schedule, he and the assistant district at- torney can simply send a text. "We can communicate without disrupting the court," Hollister said during an interview in his office last week. "We are able to commu- nicate with our support staff and deputies." Hollister said this will not only be more efficient, but it will be more cost-effective as well. He explained that defen- dants often make a plea dur- ing a preliminary hearing, rendering it unnecessary for witnesses to appear. He can send a message and save that individual from making a trip into court. Hollister keeps his mes- sages short and will simply text "Call this witness off" or "I'm trying to become pa- "I need this file now." perless," HoUister said. Ideal- When asked ff he has ever ly that policy would soon in- sent a text to the wrong recip- clude other departments, lent, Hollister shakes hissuch as probation, the sher- head no, but admits that it's iff's office, the California something that concerns him. Highway Patrol and the Call- "I've very careful," he said. fornia Department of Fish Hollister's smartphone is and Wildlife. convenient for more than just For example, instead of the texting. He also uses it to ac- sheriff sending or hand-deliv- cess the state penal a paper report, it would He points to a stack of thick simply be emailed. law books on his desk, which "It's more efficient," Hollis- contain the information that ter said. he often needs to access dur- His department already ing court, has an Internet-based case Not only are the books cum- management system that bersome, they are expensive to HoUister described as "won- replace with updated editions, derful for tracking cases" as A $20 application called well as "creating accurate Crime Finder allows him todocuments," access crimes and quickly "We're making progress/' find details regarding sen- Hollister said. "We're taking tencing parameters and more. baby steps, but it's coming." In addition to smartphonesEventually, a tablet will re- replacing bulky law books,place the need to carry a Hollister wants a laptop to re- phone and a laptop. place the buckets of files that While it's just being imple- he carries to court every day. mented in this county, HoUis- Sometimes that requires us- ter said other jurisdictions ing a metal pushcart to carry have been using this technol- them all to the courtroom,ogy for years. District Attorney' David Hollister hopes the day will come when he can stop carrying heavy buckets of files to the courtroom and simply use his laptop to access the necessary information. These two "buckets," as Hollister refers to the large metal boxes that he uses, hold the files he typically uses.for a morning in court. Photos by Debra Moore I . "Win Win" Commercial 20 oz. Loop 3 cok was St4s sq. fL ............ , ow "SP 198" Multi Color Barber Pole Twist 3 was n.m sq. Sl- "SP 193" Cut Barber wilh Fleck 2 was n.e9 sq. ft. .................... 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His phone provides pertaining to crimes that he is quicker access to the most up-to-date penal code information at prosecuting, a fraction of the cost. Serving the community Build It, Fix It, Remodel It. We Care About You. PLUMAS PINES Golf Resort COURSE OPENS MID-APRIL GET YOURSELF READY Indoor Golf Lessons 1/2 hour video swing analysis with take-home copy Gift Certificates Available for use in 2013 BIG Golf Shop Sale Brandon Bowling, PGA Head Golf Professional .836-1420 402 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle Members of the Plumas County District Attorney's Office serve 131 community members a meal of enchiladas, beans, rice and salad during the Quincy community supper March 13. District Attorney David Hollister and his office sponsored the supper as a show of support for Dr. Sue Segura, the school board and ~St. Patrick's Day. Hollister said, "This is really a wonderful, event and we are delighted to hav~ the oppor- tunity to participate each year." 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