Making Sense of Your Board of Probation record (aka BOP or CORI)
Understand the HeadingsDT: = date of arraignment;
3 letter code following date of arraignment = Town/City the crime occurred in;
CRT: = court where defendant was arraigned;
DKT#: = docket number;
OFFENSE: the offense you are/were charged with;
DISPOSITION: various dates on the case, such as date of the pretrial conference, date probation started, date probation ended, dates of defaults;
STATUS: whether the case is open, closed or in violation status for probation violation.
Know the AbbreviationsBelow are some common abbreviations found on a CORI:
C = continued;
CC = Court Costs;
CWOF = continued without a finding;
CWOF SP = continued without a finding, supervised probation;
DEL = delinquent (the equivalent of Guilty for juveniles);
DF = default;
D/R = default removed;
DISM = dismissed;
G = guilty (a conviction);
NG = not guilty;
NP = nolle prosequi (motion by the Commonwealth to dismiss charges);
REST = restitution;
SS= Suspended sentence;
TERM = terminated (not to be confused with DISM);
VN = violation notice;
VOP = violation of probation;
VWF = victim witness fee;
Example CORI with ExplanationExample Cori Entry:
"DT: 1/1/2009 RAN CRT: QUINCY DISTRICT (56) DKT#: 0956CR0001
OFFENSE: ASSAULT AND BATTERY
DISPOSITION: C 2/1/09 DF D/R 3/1/09 C 4/1/09 G PROB 3/31/10 VWF REST VN 5/1/09 6/1/09
VOP G SS 6/1/11 TERM STATUS: CLOSED "
Date of arraignment was January 1, 2009; incident occurred in Town of Randolph; defendant was arraigned in Quincy District Court on charges of Assault and Battery.
The matter was continued to February 1, 2009, at which time defendant defaulted; defendant removed default on March 1, 2009; matter was continued again to April 1, 2009, at which time defendant plead Guilty and was placed on probation until March 31, 2010 and a Victim Witness fee was assessed and restitution ordered.
Defendant was issued a violation notice on May 1, 2009, was found in violation of probation on June 1, 2009 and was given a Guilty Suspended Sentence until June 1, 2011. Probation terminated on June 1, 2011.