What is an Indictment? - Definition, Process & Example


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A criminal indictment can be issued:

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1. What right is protected by an indictment?

2. A sealed indictment is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the indictment process. Topics covered on the assessment include the official body responsible for making indictments as well as times when a criminal indictment can be issued.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools check your knowledge of the following:

  • Times when a criminal indictment can be issued
  • Indictments and your protected rights
  • Sealed indictment description
  • Official body responsible for making an indictment
  • Concepts not directly related to the process of creating and carrying out an indictment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the indictment process
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding grand juries and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding your rights if presented with an indictment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the criminal indictment process

Additional Learning

Discover more about this topic and see examples by studying the lesson called What is an Indictment? - Definition, Process & Example. It covers the following key objectives:

  • Relate two ways an indictment can be issued
  • Define probable cause
  • Differentiate between sealed and unsealed indictments
  • Understand the process by which criminal defendants are indicted