§ 15-8-1 “Indictment” defined
§ 15-8-2 Indictable offenses
§ 15-8-3 Required contents
§ 15-8-4 Formal defects not fatal
§ 15-8-5 Construction of words used

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 15 > Chapter 8 > Article 1

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608