Q: I have a question. What dose it mean to have an accusation brought against you??
A: A legal accusation is a charging document produced by a prosecutor and filed with the court to start a prosecution against a defendant for a crime. It is the alternative charging document to an indictment, which has to be approved by a grand jury. Not all crimes can be charged by accusation in Georgia but many can. Both documents serve the same purpose of telling the defendant the manner in which the State believes the defendant violated the law.
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