Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

An indictment (/ɪnˈdaɪtmənt/ in-DYTE-mənt) is a criminal accusation that an individual has committed a crime. In jurisdictions that use the concept of felonies, the most serious criminal offence is a felony; jurisdictions that do not use the felonies concept often use that of an indictable offence, an offence that requires an indictment.