Dictionary of Legal Terms

Information, Bill of Information

A formal written accusation made by a prosecuting attorney charging a named person with a specific crime. An information can be used instead of an indictment by a grand jury except to charge offenses carrying a potential penalty of death or life imprisonment, but it cannot be used in any case unless the accused waives indictment.




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