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Prohibit Public Access to a defendant's record in a criminal case

A Defendant in a criminal case may use these forms when:

  1. The Defendant was charged with a criminal offense AND
    1. The charges were dismissed; or
    2. The Defendant was acquitted;


  1. The Defendant wants to ask a North Dakota state district court to prohibit public access to all of the case records in the criminal case, including remote access to electronic case records.

A self-represented individual may ONLY represent themselves when using the forms. 

An individual can perform the functions of a lawyer for themselves at their own risk.  This is called legal self-representation.  

  • An individual can’t delegate legal self-representation to a non-lawyer.

IMPORTANT: ND Legal Self Help Center staff and court employees aren’t allowed to give legal advice and can’t help you create legal documents or complete any forms. If you’re unsure how to proceed, consult an attorney.

If you don’t understand any of this information, or if you have trouble filling out any of the forms located here, please see an attorney for help.

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If you have a question relating to a case that is already filed please contact the clerk of court for the county.