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2007-07-05 18:04:19
2007-07-05 18:04:19

The word amend means to change. So a motion to amend indictment means a motion to change the indictment.

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It depends on HOW they amend it. If they reduce the charge - you're good. If they amend it upwards - not so good.

Not enough information is disclosed in the question. Has the arraignment already occurred? Has the Grand Jury handed down the indictment yet? Is this an additional indictment, or added charge?

It means to propose a change to a Motion.

So long as a court has not ruled on a pending Motion to Dismiss, you may amend your complaint.

You are asking the court to amend your response to the original complaint brought against you.

If the Prosecution wishes to add, change, clarify or remove charges from an Indictment, they make a motion for Leave to Amend the Information (the wording may vary by state). Leave, in this case, means permission. The Information is the list of charges and specific details they're accusing someone of committing.

In general, no. You should write your own motion.

It is a legal request to change something (usually phraseology) contained in a document already filed with the court.

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An ex-officio indictment is an indictment presented to a higher court when no committal has occurred for the relevant charges in the indictment.

An indictment or process that supersedes the original of such.

It means the grand jury refused to return an indictment. An indictment is sometimes called a "bill of indictment."

No, he can not; a judge must hear both accounts of the event before reaching a jurisdiction.Another View: Judges play no part in the indictment process. ONLY the Grand Jury can issue, or alter a true bill of indictment. The Grand Jury is a "creature" of the Prosecutor's Office, representing the Executive Branch of government. Judges are part of the Judicial Branch.

amend means to changeIt means to change or edit

you just put chemicals in it.you just make it disapear like a gas

Each count of an indictment is a separate criminal charge against the person.

File a motion to amend your witness list.

When it comes to documents, usually means adding/revising.

Amend means change. So the change could mean that something was canceled or deleted, but not always.

An indictment is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. A direct indictment is one in which the case is sent directly to trial before a preliminary inquiry is completed.

You need to return to the court and request the amendment via a motion.

It means any action(s) that are taking place (or took place) prior to the handing down of the indictment.

to correct it,means to change it The word "amend" means to correct it.

The phrase usually refers to a "sealed" indictment handed down by a Grand Jury. It is usually 'sealed' because of the likliehood of flight by the person(s) named in the indictment if their indictment became known to them.

If your travel is restricted by court order, file a 'motion to amend' with the court that issued the order.


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