What is an Indictment?

An Indictment is a charging document that is issued by a Grand Jury after they have reviewed the prosecution’s case and determined that there is sufficient evidence on which the prosecution can proceed. The Indictment contains the name of the individual or individuals that have been charged, the date of the alleged incident and a legal description of each charge the prosecution is alleging. It is important to remember that an Indictment is ONLY a charging document. An Indictment does not mean that you are guilty of anything. Rather, an Indictment only demonstrates that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to proceed with their case.