Answered By: Dennis Johnson, CJ, LE, & Paralegal Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2019     Views: 283

Below is an example of an Indictment from Georgia, a document that paralegals create. States have different rules, so you will have to refer to the rules of the court system in your state for the correct format. There is a sample indictment at the bottom in the Links & Files section and a link to a definition in a law dictionary.

 

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT              )                JOHN JOHNSON

FULTON COUNTY                             )                       DISTRICT ATTORNEY

                                                            )                       ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

                                                            )                      

                                                            )

                                                            )                       DOCKET NO.18CR255__________

STATE OF GEORGIA                        )

                                                            )

v.                                                         )

                                                            )

BEN L. BUTTONS                              )

                        Defendant                   )

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Charge(s)

COUNT 1: Felony Murder (O.C.G.A. 15-5-1(c))

COUNT 2: Kidnapping (O.C.G.A. 16-5-40)

COUNT 3: False Imprisonment (O.C.G.A. 16-5-41)

COUNT 4: Aggravated Assault (O.C.G.A. 16-5-21)

 

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This_________ day of _________, 2019

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Grand Jury Foreperson

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT               )                JOHN JOHNSON

FULTON COUNTY                              )                       DISTRICT ATTORNEY

                                                            )                       ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

                                                            )                      

                                                            )

                                                            )                       DOCKET NO.18CR255__________

STATE OF GEORGIA                         )

                                                            )

v.                                                         )

                                                            )

BEN L. BUTTONS                             )

                        Defendant                   )

­­­­­­­­­­­    

­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________________________________________________________

INDICTMENT

COUNT 1

The Grand Jury aforesaid, in the name and behalf of the Citizens of the State of Georgia, charge and accuse BEN L. BUTTONS with the offense of Felony Murder (O.C.G.A. 15-5-1(c)) in that said accused, in the State of Georgia and in the County of Fulton, on or about the 16th day of June, 2019, did unlawfully cause the death of Ms. Daisy Fuller by shooting her with a handgun, contrary to the laws of the State of Georgia, the good order, peace, and dignity thereof.

COUNT 2

The Grand Jury aforesaid, in the name and behalf of the Citizens of the State of Georgia, charge and accuse BEN L. BUTTONS with the offense of Kidnapping (O.C.G.A. 16-5-40) in that said accused, in the State of Georgia and in the County of Fulton, on or about the 16th day of June, 2019, did abduct and transport Ms. Daisy Fuller by taking her against her will from her home, contrary to the laws of the State of Georgia, the good order, peace, and dignity thereof.

COUNT 3

The Grand Jury aforesaid, in the name and behalf of the Citizens of the State of Georgia, charge and accuse BEN L. BUTTONS with the offense of False Imprisonment (O.C.G.A. 16-5-41) in that said accused, in the State of Georgia and in the County of Fulton, on or about the 16th day of June, 2019, did unlawfully prevent Ms. Daisy Fuller from leaving his vehicle and residence and held her against her will, contrary to the laws of the State of Georgia, the good order, peace, and dignity thereof.

COUNT 4

The Grand Jury aforesaid, in the name and behalf of the Citizens of the State of Georgia, charge and accuse BEN L. BUTTONS with the offense of Aggravated Assault (O.C.G.A. 16-5-21) in that said accused, in the State of Georgia and in the County of Fulton, on or about the 16th day of June, 2019, did assault Ms. Daisy Fuller by causing a violent injury to her person with a handgun, contrary to the laws of the State of Georgia, the good order, peace, and dignity thereof.

 

JOHN JOHNSON

                                    District Attorney

                                    ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

 

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Witness List

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Chad Taylor, Atlanta Police Department

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