Joe Fuzz Explains: True Bill of Indictment

Posted by fuzzy | February 17, 2016 0

What is a True Bill Of Indictment?
Ask Joe FuzzA felony charge voted by a grand jury after reviewing evidence presented by officers to determine if there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial. The indictment process bypasses the more common process for criminal charges and places the case on a fast track to superior court. Whereas criminal charges begin with a preliminary hearing in district court, indictments are reviewed by a grand jury of 18 people to determine if a person should be charged. If there is evidence to charge, members of the grand jury return a “true bill” of indictment.

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