information. A formal criminal charge made by a prosecutor without a grand-jury indictment. See Fed. R. Crim. P.

7. ? The information is used to prosecute misdemeanors in most states, and about half the states allow its use in felony prosecutions as well.

¡ª Also termed bill of information. Cf. INDICTMENT. [Cases: Indictment and Information 35. C.J.S. Indictments and Informations ¡ì¡ì 8, 11, 43.]

duplicitous information. An information that charges two or more offenses as one count.

substitute information in lieu of indictment. An information that the prosecutor files to take the place of a previously returned indictment, usu. because the indictment is defective or because

the prosecutor has added, altered, or deleted facts and allegations.

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