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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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Under an indictable offense, the jail term can be up to five years.
Devise a range of enforceable penalties or punishments for indictable offences and insist upon receiving the means with which to deal with these offences adequately.
Begging was also changed from a police violation to an indictable crime by the 1885 vagabond laws.
Though this isn't yet an indictable offense, it is undeniably true -which makes the ascension of John Shad, former chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to thehead of Drexel especially ironic.
Making this charge an indictable offence that can be heard in the Supreme Court will better reflect the offences seriousness, along with the maximum sentence being increased to 21 years
Ms Irving said: "The matter is indictable only and I would be grateful if it could be allocated to the crown court to be dealt with there.
ISLAMABAD -- The incursion of ruling party's goons in Lahore High Court Bar Association's program is indictable.
Thomas Mair, 53, from Birstall, has been charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon - a dagger.
He is charged with Mrs Cox's murder, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon - a dagger.
Mair also faces charges of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.
Chief Insp Ian Magee said: "Following an incident at a house in the Mountsandel area of Coleraine police have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and assault on police.