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Court of Appeal Announces Destruction of Old Court Records

San Diego—The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One has announced its intention to destroy criminal, juvenile, and civil records.
Feb 10, 2020
San Diego—The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One has announced its intention to destroy some of its criminal, juvenile, and civil records under Rule 10.1028(d) of the California Rules of Court.
All criminal and juvenile cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for at least 20 years. All civil cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for at least 10 years.
The records transfer list of the cases and files relating to this destruction of old court records are available on the court’s website: List
Anyone who knows of a reason why any of the above cases should be retained, whether for historical or other purposes, should notify Kevin J. Lane, Clerk/Executive Officer. The reasons for retention should be in writing, and received by the court by Friday, March 13, 2020. All request should be addressed to:
Mr. Kevin J. Lane, Clerk/Executive Officer
Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
750 B Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101
Please note that records and case files for actions that result in a published opinion will be retained permanently by the California State Archives, 1020 "O" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The Reference Desk can be contacted at (916) 653-2246. Their website is http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives.

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