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What is an indictment?


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September 22, 2016 3:47AM

An indictment is the charging instrument the state uses to accuse an individual of a crime. It must allege that the defendant committed the acts necessary with the level of intent necessary to be considered a crime. It must allege with enough specificity to give the defendant notice of what he/she is being accused of.
An indictment is a part of the legal system and is a blame for wrongdoing such as committing a crime.