Series 30048Huntington (Utah) Justice dockets
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This series contains records kept by the Justice Court of Huntington City regarding cases heard in court. The majority of cases heard by the Justice Court were misdemeanors, usually related to traffic citations. However, cases heard were both civil and criminal in nature. At the front of each ledger is an alphabetical index. Each page in the dockets records the name of the defendants, the name of the justice of the peace, the name of the arresting officer, an account of the proceedings explaining the reason the defendant appeared in court and the results of the appearance including the sentence, and receipt information for any fines paid. Cases are not numbered but generally appear in chronological order based on the date the defendant appeared in court. Many entries have papers attached, including receipts for fines or bail, bench warrants, venires, complaints, transcripts, motions, correspondence, and other notices. Additional records of these kind were kept loose and separated from the ledgers and are housed in two folders.
Chronological by date case was filed
Records in this series were transferred to the State Archives by Huntington City in September 2020.
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.
Gaps in SeriesRecords dating prior to 1915, from 1929-1948, and from 1960-1973 are not in the holdings of the State Archives.
Processing NoteThis series was archivally processed by Mahala Ruddell in December 2020.
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