Judicial Records Request
In accordance with the provisions of Rule 12 of the Rules of Judicial Administration, a request to inspect or copy a judicial record must be in writing and must include enough information to reasonably identify the record requested. The request must be addressed to the Records Custodian and not to a court clerk or other agent for the Records Custodian. By your signature below, you are submitting to the Judge of the Weatherford Municipal Court a request for access to the judicial record identified below.
The Records Custodian has up to fourteen (14) days from the date of your request to respond.
Please note, the retention period schedule for criminal case papers, set by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, is five (5) years from the date of final disposition of the case.
Per Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 45.0217, CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS RELATING TO CHARGES AGAINST OR CONVICTION OF A CHILD.
(a) Except as provided by Article 15.27 and Subsection (b), all records and files, including those held by law enforcement, and information stored by electronic means or otherwise, from which a record or file could be generated, relating to a child who is charged with, is convicted of, is found not guilty of, had a charge dismissed for, or is granted deferred disposition for a fine-only misdemeanor offense other than a traffic offense are confidential and may not be disclosed to the public.
(b) Information subject to Subsection (a) may be open to inspection only by:
- judges or court staff;
- a criminal justice agency for a criminal justice purpose, as those terms are defined by Section 411.082, Government Code;
- the Department of Public Safety;
- an attorney for a party to the proceeding;
- the child defendant; or
- the defendant's parent, guardian, or managing conservator.
(c) In this article, "child" has the meaning assigned by Article 45.058(h).
Click here to complete the online request for judicial records and submit your request electronically.