Are transcripts of trials public record?

Are transcripts of trials public record?

Litigants in a trial have the right of access to obtain court transcripts of the trial if the public also has access. However, judges do have the authority to withhold court transcripts from the public and litigants.

How can I get court transcripts for free?

Some federal court transcripts may be available online through the Public Access to Court Electronic Record System, known as PACER. You can visit the website at or call the clerk of the court to find out what forms are needed to request a court transcript.

Can you get transcripts of Crown Court cases?

of any Crown Court trial belong to Ministry of Justice (MOJ). If you have previously had your case referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, they may be able to provide you with a copy of your court transcripts.