Monday, January 11, 2010

Dallas County criminal court records go paperless

Suspects indicted in connection with felonies that occur in 2010 will not have a traditional paper court file in Dallas County. Instead, the indictment and entire file will be electronic.

The switch, which took effect Jan. 1, is part of a continuing effort by the district clerk's office to create a paperless court system in the county.

David Daniels, the criminal manager for the district clerk's office, said indictments will still be printed and then scanned for the courts. The paper will later be destroyed.

The change shouldn't affect how attorneys and judges do their jobs, and it will lead to easier public access to the courts. In addition, the county will save money because it will no longer have to pay to store paper files.

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