Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 13841

District Court (First District : Cache County) Criminal case files

Dates: 1896-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Case files are made up of the various documents filed with the First District Court in Cache 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.

First, second, and third degree felony cases are the predominant case file type within this series (a major crime for which the maximum imprisonment is more than one year in a state correctional institution). This would include first degree offenses such as murder, rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and robbery, arson, and possession with intent to distribute drugs. Second degree offenses include: manslaughter, robbery, residential burglary, kidnapping, perjury, forgery, theft of property valued over $1,000.00, forcible sexual abuse, and intentional child abuse. Third degree felonies include: burglary of non-dwellings, theft, aggravated assault, forgery, unlawful sexual intercourse, joyriding, possession with intent to distribute marijuana or cocaine, and false or forged prescriptions.

This series also contains misdemeanor cases which are punishable by a county jail term of up to one year and/or a fine. Misdemeanors include: negligent homicide, driving under the influence, theft, assault on a police officer, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, shoplifting, trespassing, and possession of a concealed weapon.

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.

Missing cases should not be found in appellate court records since the Supreme Court is required by law [Rule 76 (d)] to remit their decision to the District Court "together with such papers transmitted to the Supreme Court on appeal." Furthermore, Rule 75 (n) states that after the appeal has been disposed of, any original papers should be returned to the custody of the district court. Cases which are appealed to the District Court from lower courts will be found in this series.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Related Records

Civil and criminal case index from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 3676, contains an index covering 1895-1923.

Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 26014, 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 1895 and 1988.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in October 2010.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1895-1902 1-60
2 1902-1908 61-118
3 1908-1912 119-179
4 1912-1914 180-239
5 1914-1917 240-299
6 1917-1924 299-355
7 1924-1926 355-396
8 1926-1928 397-442
9 1928-1931 443-490
10 1931 490-499
11 1931-1934 500-551
12 1934-1938 552-635
13 1938-1942 636-693
14 1942-1947 694-763
15 1947-1949 764-820
16 1949-1952 821-900
17 1952 901-978
18 1952-1958 978-1049
19 1957-1958 1050-1114
20 1958-1961 1115-1181
21 1962-1963 1182-1247
22 1963-1968 1247-1306
23 1963-1968 1307-1364
24 1963-1968 1365-1437
25 1968-1970 1438-1521
26 1970-1971 1522-1640
27 1971-1972 1641-1757
28 1973-1974 1757-1820
29 1975-1978 1821-1890
30 1975-1978 1891-1968
31 1975-1978 1969-2041
32 1975-1978 2042-2131
33 1975-1978 2132-2238
34 1975-1978 2239-2245
35 1978-1979 2246-2333
36 1979 2333-2411
37 1979-1980 2411-2477
38 1980 2478-2560
39 1980-1981 2561-2636
40 1981 2637-2720
41 1981-1982 2721-2794
42 1982 2795-2879
43 1982-1983 2880-2957
44 1983 2959-3038
45 1983 2959-3038
46 1983-1984 3039-3099
47 1984 3100-3175
48 1984-1985 3176-3254
49 1985-1986 3255-3345
50 1985 3347-3370