Jurisdiction: United States United States

The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies. See also information.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, United States Courts
Jurisdiction: Ireland Ireland

(a) a formal document setting out certain kinds of charges against an accused person or (b) the process by which those charges are presented against the accused.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, The Courts Service of Ireland