the indictment of twelve people who had imported cocaine
A thing that serves to illustrate that a system or situation is bad and deserves to be condemned
these rapidly escalating crime figures are an indictment of our society
a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
an accusation of wrongdoing; "the book is an indictment of modern philosophy"
(indict) accuse formally of a crime
In the common law legal system, an indictment is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. ...
an official written accusation on behalf of the government for a serious offence; a document outlining serious charges of an accused; Accusation
(indict) To accuse of wrongdoing; charge; To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury
(indict) A finding made by a grand jury regarding a felony offense only.
The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies. See also information.
A formal written accusation charging a person with a crime.
A document that contains the felony (and perhaps also misdemeanor) charges that were voted by the grand jury.
a formal written charge against one or more people presented to a court
A formal accusation of a felony, issued by a grand jury after considering evidence presented by a prosecutor.
The accusation in writing, presented by the Grand Jury, to a superior court charging a person with a crime.
a formal accusation of a criminal offence having been committed by an accused(s) contained in a document filed with the court by the crown prosecutor;
The document that lists the charges against the accused in County or Supreme Court proceedings. Criminal proceedings commence upon its filing with the court.
Served on the accused. It lays down the charges about the commission of a serious offence or charge.
A document where by a process is formally charged.
The formal written statement of a charge(s) presented at a trial of an accused in the High Court or District Court trial jurisdiction.
Formal charging document presented by the prosecuting attorney to a grand jury. The grand jury may then issue the indictment if it believes that the accusation, if proved, would lead to a conviction.
The formal procedure used to deal with serious charges. It forces a judgment into a higher court. The accused is granted wider protection, such as trial by judge and jury, because of the serious penalties.
An indictment is a document signed by Her Majesty’s Attorney General which sets out the statement and the particulars of the offence(s) with which the accused is charged.
An accusation of crime running in the name of the Lord Advocate, tried by a jury in serious cases in the High Court or sheriff court. A document setting out the charge(s) against the accused in more serious crimes (known as - Solemn Crime). For less serious crimes, see - Summary Crime.
To charge with a crime by the finding or presentment of a grand jury.
A written accusation by a grand jury that charges a defendant with one or more offenses, at least one of which is a crime. In order to indict a defendant, at least twelve grand jurors must find that the evidence before it provides reasonable cause to believe a defendant committed such offense. ...
A formal document containing the indictable offences upon which an accused will be tried. Indictments are used in the Superior Court of Justice.