Q: How can a person be indited whit out being chraged of the crime i never recived a citation or court for
I was indited on theft by identity. I was picked up on other charge an relesed on it now im indited on this with no sitation no court date nothing just hurd i was indited is that legual an it isnt a sealed inditment
A: If you’ve been indicted, you have been charged. They are supposed to notify you or send a letter but many times that fails to happen. Contact your lawyer and have him arrange to appear for arraignment and get a date. Nothing illegal about any of it.
Kristin Michelle Russell agrees with this answer
A: Yes, this is called a direct indictment. You should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to find out if a warrant was issued on indictment and when your arraignment will be. Perhaps they tried to send a criminal summons to an old address?
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