What if the Court makes a clerical mistake?

If the Court makes a clerical mistake, there is a way to fix it.

The Vermont Superior Courts and court clerks work hard to implement justice. Everyone is human, so occasionally mistakes do happen.

Vermont Rule of Criminal Procedure 36 allows for “clerical mistakes in judgements, orders, or other parts of the record” to “be corrected by the court at any time of its own initiative or on the motion of any party.”

If you believe the Vermont Superior Court made an error in your case the Court can correct the error on its own or by you or your attorney (if you are represented by counsel) writing a motion requesting the record to be corrected.

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