What is an indictment?

An indictment is the formal charging document issued by the grand jury that accuses you of a crime. It spells out the accusation against you so that you are aware of what illegal acts the government says you committed.

There are constitutional safeguards regarding indictments and the hearings that must follow. If you do not hire an attorney familiar with federal law, your rights may not be protected. Make sure the attorney you hire is aware of all of the procedural safeguards in place to protect you from an improper conviction.

Posted in: Federal Offenses