Records Storage Center & Archives
||Criminal Indictments - No Bill
||1896-1969 (Bulk Dates 1929-1969)
||Warren County Records Storage & Archives.
Pre-printed legal-sized documents with hand-written entries, double sided,
originally tri-folded they have been re-boxed into acid-free enclosures.
||Chronological by File Date
||1 cubic ft
Staff will access all records and must approve all requests for
The grand jury's failure to find sufficient evidence to bring an accused to
trial resulted in a dismissal of the charge. The documents were often
referred to as "No Bills" and for a period of time were filed in the Office
of County Clerk independent of Criminal Indictments ("True Bills"). The
collection is fragmented with gaps suggesting that filing practice was not
particularly well-established or followed, with some records possibly filed
with other documents of the criminal court system.
|Description of Record Series
Consists of legal-sized, pre-printed with handwritten entries,
double-sided, documents reboxed into acid-free enclosures and including:
offense with description of events; names of defendant, District Attorney,
Jury Foreman, witnesses; findings of the jury being a "no bill", some with
handwritten list containing the vote of the jury; court and filing
information. Considerable gaps occur in the series: 1896-1897; 1929-1969.
May be filed with Predecessor Court Actions & Court
Actions-Mixed/Post-Predecessor. OCA Schedule # 30300.
|Purpose of Record
Defined as being a record of the grand jury's deliberation for which no
sufficient cause was found to bring the accused to trial; a "no bill."
||Series location on inventory database.
Criminal Indictments, Minutes of the Courts of
Oyer & Terminer and Sessions, Predecessor Court
Actions, Court Actions-Mixed/Post-Predecessor.
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