AGENCY: District Court (Second District : Weber County)
TITLE: Criminal case files
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by case number.
DESCRIPTION: Case files are made up of the various documents filed with the Second District Court in Weber County pertaining to each specific case. The records 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. Files rarely include transcripts of testimony.
May Transfer to Archives.
RETENTION AND DISPOSITION AUTHORIZATION
These records are in Archives' permanent custody.
Paper: For records beginning in 1938 and continuing to the present. Retain in Office permanently or until microfilmed and then destroy provided microfilm has passed inspection.
Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.
Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.
Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.
Paper: For records beginning in 1896 through 1938. Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.
Disposition based on documentation about individuals, legal procedure, court history and functions. Case files have legal and administrative value to the court through dismissal or satisfaction of the final judgment. They enforce or protect private rights and prevent or redress private wrongs. The value of the judge's decrees and final judgments to parties in an action may well extend beyond their immediate administrative use.
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