- An indictment is one of the ways the government can bring criminal charges against someone. It is a written accusation issued by a grand jury under oath, although it typically originates with a prosecutor.
Contrast this with an information.
- An information, sometimes called a criminal information, is one of the ways the government can bring criminal charges against someone. It is an accusation issued by a government official without the involvement of a grand jury.
Contrast this with an indictment.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty