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Code of Virginia - Title 19.2 Criminal Procedure - Chapter 14 Presentments, Indictments And Informations

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  • 19.2-216 Definition of indictment, presentment and information
    An indictment is a written accusation of crime, prepared by the attorney for the Commonwealth and returned "a true bill" upon the oath or affirmation ...
  • 19.2-217 When information filed; prosecution for felony to be by indictment or presentment; waiver; process ...
    An information may be filed by the attorney for the Commonwealth based upon a complaint in writing verified by the oath of a competent witness; ...
  • 19.2-217.1 Central file of capital murder indictments
    Upon the return by a grand jury of an indictment for capital murder and the arrest of the defendant, the clerk of the circuit court ...
  • 19.2-218 Preliminary hearing required for person arrested on charge of felony; waiver
    No person who is arrested on a charge of felony shall be denied a preliminary hearing upon the question of whether there is reasonable ground ...
  • 19.2-218.1 Preliminary hearings involving certain sexual crimes against spouses
    A. In any preliminary hearing of a charge for a violation under § 18.2-61, 18.2-67.1, or 18.2-67.2 where the complaining witness is the spouse of ...
  • 19.2-218.2 Hearing before juvenile and domestic relations district court required for persons accused of certa...
    A. In any case involving a violation of § 18.2-61, 18.2-67.1, or 18.2-67.2 where the complaining witness is the spouse of the accused, where a ...
  • 19.2-219 When capias need not be issued; summons; judgment
    No capias need be issued on a presentment or indictment of an offense for which there is no punishment but a fine or forfeiture, limited ...
  • 19.2-220 Contents of indictment in general
    The indictment or information shall be a plain, concise and definite written statement, (1) naming the accused, (2) describing the offense charged, (3) identifying the ...
  • 19.2-221 Form of prosecutions generally; murder and manslaughter
    The prosecutions for offenses against the Commonwealth, unless otherwise provided, shall be by presentment, indictment or information. While any form of presentment, indictment or information ...
  • 19.2-222 Description unavailable
    Repealed by Acts 1996, c. 676. ...
  • 19.2-223 Charging several acts of embezzlement; description of money
    In a prosecution against a person accused of embezzling or fraudulently converting to his own use bullion, money, bank notes or other security for money ...
  • 19.2-224 In prosecution for forgery, unnecessary to set forth copy of forged instrument
    In a prosecution for forging or altering any instrument or other thing, or attempting to employ as true any forged instrument or other thing, or ...
  • 19.2-225 Allegation of intent
    Where an intent to injure, defraud or cheat is required to constitute an offense, it shall be sufficient, in an indictment or accusation therefor, to ...
  • 19.2-226 What defects in indictments not to vitiate them
    No indictment or other accusation shall be quashed or deemed invalid: (1) For omitting to set forth that it is upon the oaths of the ...
  • 19.2-227 When judgment not to be arrested or reversed
    Judgment in any criminal case shall not be arrested or reversed upon any exception or objection made after a verdict to the indictment or other ...
  • 19.2-228 Name and address of complaining witness to be written on indictment, etc., for misdemeano...
    In a prosecution for a misdemeanor the name and address of the complaining witness, if there be one, shall be written at the foot of ...
  • 19.2-229 When complaining witness required to give security for costs
    For good cause the court may require a complaining witness to give security for the costs and if he fails to do so dismiss the ...
  • 19.2-230 Bill of particulars
    A court of record may direct the filing of a bill of particulars at any time before trial. A motion for a bill of particulars ...
  • 19.2-231 Amendment of indictment, presentment or information
    If there be any defect in form in any indictment, presentment or information, or if there shall appear to be any variance between the allegations ...
  • 19.2-232 What process to be awarded against accused on indictment, etc
    When an indictment or presentment is found or made, or information filed, the court, or the judge thereof, shall award process against the accused to ...
  • 19.2-233 How awarded, directed, returnable and executed
    Sections 8.01-292 and 8.01-295 shall apply to process in criminal, as well as in civil cases; and the court may, in the same case against ...
  • 19.2-234 Procedure when person arrested under capias
    An officer who, under a capias from any court, arrests a person accused of an offense shall proceed in accordance with § 19.2-80 and Article ...
  • 19.2-235 Clerks to mail process to officers in other counties, etc
    The clerk of every court shall forward, by mail, all process issued for the Commonwealth, directed to the officer of any county or city other ...
  • 19.2-236 Where process of arrest may be executed
    When process of arrest in a criminal prosecution is issued from a court, either against a party accused or a witness, the officer to whom ...
  • 19.2-237 Process on indictment or presentment for misdemeanor
    On any indictment or presentment for a misdemeanor process shall be issued immediately. If the accused appear and plead to the charge, the trial shall ...
  • 19.2-238 Summons against corporation; proceedings; expense of publication
    A summons against a corporation to answer an indictment, presentment or information may be served as provided in §§ 8.01-299 through 8.01-301; and if the ...

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