Indictment

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.

Source: U.S. Courts


A written accusation by a grand jury charging a person with a crime. (See information.)

Source: U.S. Courts


The formal charge issued by a grand jury saying there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial. Used primarily for felonies. (See also information.)

Source: California Courts.