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indictment

(ĭn-dīt′mĕnt)
First step in criminal procedure; a written accusation or charge that identifies the alleged offense that must be proved at trial, beyond a reasonable doubt, in order to convict the defendant.
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As previously indicated, the standard for issuing a true bill is probable cause.
When the grand jury has heard all necessary or available witnesses and is prepared to deliberate on the issue whether to indict or return a no true bill, the foreperson must compel all persons to leave the grand jury room except the members of the grand jury themselves.
For example, in Missouri, if an indictment is filed, the grand jury's return of a true bill is deemed conclusive on the question of whether probable cause exists, and thus a defendant is entitled to no judicial review of probable cause in a preliminary hearing.
As a little boy, he lied to his parents and, though he was a smart kid and knew the consequences of his actions, he had maintained that hidden life, safe in the knowledge that no one knew about it, knew the true Bill Clinton.
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McCulloch's silence before the grand jury did not even create a heightened risk that Wilson would be formally charged" because "in the unlikely event it returned a true bill, Mr.
If they'd presented the incidents from the second case to the grand jury, they would have had another no true bill.
The true bill may never be known but it is obvious that the image of the M6, as it skirts Birmingham, as a never-ending nightmare of roadworks and queuing traffic will soon be sufficiently damaging to dissuade companies from moving here.
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It suggests the true bill for these forces could be well over pounds 30million.
He noted that "normally, if a prosecutor sees a grand jury about to return a `not true bill,' he pulls the charges back and refiles," perhaps as lesser charges.