An “indictment” is an accusation in writing presented by the grand jury of the county, charging a person with an indictable offense. The distinction between indictments and presentments is abolished.

(Code 1852, §§559, 560; Code 1867, §§4109, 4110; Code 1876, §§4782, 4783; Code 1886, §4364; Code 1896, §4892; Code 1907, §7130; Code 1923, §4525; Code 1940, T. 15, §228.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 15-8-1

  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Indictment: 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.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608