Information

Definition - What does Information mean?

Information refers to a formal written accusation of a crime made by a public official. District attorneys and assistant district attorneys commonly write informations.

When the information is written, the person is formally accused of committing a criminal offense, and they will have the opportunity to defend themselves in a court of law.

Justipedia explains Information

An information is similar to an indictment. However, indictments are made by grand juries, and informations are made by public officials.

If an individual is accused of a crime through an information, then they can hire a defense attorney to defend them in a trial. If they cannot afford a defense attorney, then one will be provided to them by the state.

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