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- A formal written document showing criminal charges brought by a grand jury. The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires that all felony cases be prosecuted by indictment. Indigent defendant: A defendant who does not have the financial resources to hire an attorney and who qualifies for a court-appointed attorney under the CJA.
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- Arraignment, Grand Jury, Grand jury foreperson, Information, Joinder, Motion for new trial, True bill