indictment

(redirected from Indictments)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Prosecutors across the country have used such "John Doe" indictments to keep cold cases going.
Whilst there is no fixed timeframe for the review of the indictment and the
The amounts of money involved on the initial indictments ranged from a reference to a "small amount" to $194,000.
A two-and-a-half year investigation by the Immigration and Naturalization Service into Tyson's practices resulted in indictments against the world's largest meat processor, two executives and four former managers.
Toren, a partner in the New York office of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood and a former federal prosecutor who helped draft the EEA, expects more indictments. "Since 9/11, Justice has been rightly focused on more important issues," Toren says.
As a result of indictments handed down this past summer it was disclosed that the right to pick up the trash at the Woolworth Building on Broadway was sold for $850,000.
In fiscal 1983, 40 federal environmental criminal indictments were handed down.
Download Two indictments against 5 Syrians over smuggling armed persons, killing soldiers NNA - Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawan issued on Thursday two indictments against five Syrians over smuggling and transferring armed persons as well as killing soldiers.
In effect, the lawyers are asking the judge to toss the indictments no matter how he rules on the court's authority to proceed.
Earlier on Thursday, an STL spokesman said it will be weeks or even several months before the details of expected indictments are made public.
Coronet Properties Company, Coronet Realty Company, and Skyview's general partnership, were also named in the indictments.
NNA - Military Investigative Judge, Fadi Sawwan, on Thursday issued three terror-related indictments. The first indictment accuses 12 individuals (11 Lebanese and 1 Syrian), who are already arrested over terror charges, as well as involvement in Tripoli fights along Bab Tabbaneh-Mount Mehsen axis.