District Court (Second District : Davis County) Criminal case files
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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.
Minutes from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4681, contains brief minute book entries for court proceedings on any given day.
Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 26067, contain register entries and alphabetical indices which can be used to identify the case file numbers needed to access this series for criminal cases between 1926 and 1986.
Microfilm copies of historic case files were transferred from the court to the Utah State Archives in December 2014.
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 January 2015.
|1||Case Files: 3 - 362; 1890-1907|
|2||Case Files: 364 - 556; 1908-1911|