What is an Indictment?

An indictment is the document filed with the court by the prosecutor that lists the charges the defendant is accused of and a brief description of the crime(s) charged.  The indictment will tell the defendant the crime(s) charged and provide the legal definition for that crime.  That legal definition is what the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt before the defendant can be found guilty and face punishment.  The indictment will also tell the defendant the date of the alleged crime and the names of the victims if any exist in the case.

If you or someone you love has an Indictment, it is best to contact a lawyer with experience in criminal defense right away.  Burges McCowan is an experienced criminal defense attorney and he can help.