Series 4031District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County) Criminal case files
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.
Original Butch Cassidy records in the vault; copies are available online as part of the Crime in Utah Collection and on microfiche.
Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County), Series 21842, record the date any action was taken on a case and provide a case file number to facilitate accessing case files.
Case files were sent from the court to the Utah State Archives in 2014.
This series is available on microfilm.
Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in January 2015.
- Civil Procedure and Courts
|Vault||Grand jury indictment of Joseph Walker, Butch Cassady, and C.L. Maxwell|
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