District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Criminal case files
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
Criminal case files document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with a criminal proceeding. Criminal case files usually contain information such as the case number, and the names of the defendants, counsel, jurors, and witnesses. The case file may include complaints, indictments, subpoenas, verdicts, warrants of arrest, execution or confinement, warrant returns, affidavits, orders, judgments, appeal notices. Records and documents pertaining to a particular action are filed together by the court clerk, and collectively these records constitute the case file. Files rarely include transcripts of testimony.
First, second, and third degree felony cases are the predominant type of action within this series (a major crime for which the maximum imprisonment is more than one year in a state correctional institution). This series also contains misdemeanor cases which are punishable by a county jail term of up to one year and/or a fine. Juvenile cases tried prior to 1907 can also be found in this series. In 1907, a separate statewide juvenile court was established allowing juvenile court jurisdiction in all matters involving children 18 years of age and younger, including parents and guardians of juvenile delinquents.
Numerical by case number.
Minute books from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 3688, contains brief minute book entries for court proceedings on any given day.
Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26048, contains a record of each action taken in the cases that comprise this series.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in April 2010.
- Criminal law--Utah--Box Elder County.