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If a defendant submits a writen document to a court case, and

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If a defendant submits a writen document to a court case, and the court destroys the
document, there's a legal term for that but I don't know what it is, is there still a record
that the defendant has submitted a document?

JB Umphrey :

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How was the document submitted to the court?

JB Umphrey :

How did the court receive the document?

JB Umphrey :

In what setting?

Customer :

Hello JB good to here from you again: the document was a prompted reply to the allegations, I was given 5 days to respond in writing or default.

JB Umphrey :

Okay, so you submitted a written document to have been filed by the court clerk?

Customer :

yes

JB Umphrey :

And to be clear.....this was not a document that you introduced as an exhibit in open court during a hearing or trial, correct?

Customer :

No, in fact it was the only way to have any comunication to this court

JB Umphrey :

Okay.

JB Umphrey :

As a general matter, when a document is submitted to the court for filing, the clerks will write that document to the court's electronic case management system.

JB Umphrey :

For example, if you had submitted your written answer and affirmative defenses for filing, the clerks may enter something along the lines of: Defendant's Answer and Affirmative Defenses filed.....and include the date that they were received.

JB Umphrey :

So, in that sense, it would be noted as a part of the record that a document was received/filed as a part of the court file.

Customer :

that make sence

JB Umphrey :

Excellent.

JB Umphrey :

I hope that you found this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!

Customer :

very encouraging thank you JB

JB Umphrey :

You are welcome.

Customer :

ok

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