Sunday, March 19, 2023

What is an indictment?

The way it works for felony charges in the U.S. is that a grand jury will examine all potential evidence to determine if a crime was committed. If the jury, generally made up of 16-23 people, decides there’s enough evidence that a crime occurred, an indictment will come.

Despite Trump’s claim that he will be arrested Tuesday, it’s unlikely the former president would be arrested, since Trump officials themselves told Associated Press they would “ follow the normal procedures” if an indictment does come down. An arrest would only happen in the event an indicted person doesn’t surrender, according to AP.

1 comment :

  1. “What is an indictment” What will the grand jury and the NYS district attorney do on Tuesday? My guess: indict Trump. Similar when House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump twice.

    Wikipedia: “The substance of an indictment or other charging instrument is usually the same, regardless of the jurisdiction: it consists of a short and plain statement of where, when, and how the defendant allegedly committed the offense. Each offense is usually set out in a separate count. Indictments for complex crimes, particularly those involving conspiracy or numerous counts, may run to hundreds of pages. In other cases, however, an indictment for a crime as serious as murder may consist of a single sheet of paper. Indictable offenses are normally tried by jury, unless the accused waives the right to a jury trial. Even though the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution mandates the right to a jury trial in any criminal prosecution, the vast majority of criminal cases in the US are resolved by the plea-bargaining process.”

    So far Netanyahu is avoiding conviction and plea bargaining in his various criminal cases the radical Left has brought against him some years ago.

    Update on me. I’m back in NYS Court of Appeals Aranoff v Aranoff Mo. No. 2023-207 return date March 20, 2023. My motion with additions at AD2 is still pending.

    Yes I’m a PhD economist and I say there is a real fear of USA and Europe bank system collapse. Cause? Excess printing money and poor banking management. Will the USA eventually go to the crpto dollar backed by the USA government, much as the Chinese yuan is backed by the Chinese government?


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