Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 13841

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

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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

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.

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