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.