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§8-10-21  Records Of Court. –

Published: 2015

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Courts and Civil Procedure–Courts


Family Court

SECTION 8-10-21

   § 8-10-21  Records of court. –

The records of the family court shall be public records, except that records of

hearings in matters set forth in § 14-1-5, together with stenographic

notes and transcripts of those hearings, shall not be available for public

inspection unless the court shall otherwise order. Notwithstanding the

foregoing provisions, the records of the family court in criminal matters

involving adults shall be public records. The record of delinquent or wayward

adjudications of juveniles may be accessed by law enforcement personnel to be

used for law enforcement purposes only and shall remain otherwise confidential.

The Attorney General shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to

facilitate the purposes of this section.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1961, ch. 73, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 220, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 223,

§ 1.)