What does it mean when someone is indited?

What does it mean when someone is indited?

When a person is indicted, they are given formal notice that it is believed that they committed a crime. ... The grand jury listens to the prosecutor and witnesses, and then votes in secret on whether they believe that enough evidence exists to charge the person with a crime.

What does it mean to become indicted?

An indictment is a formal accusation of a crime decided upon and issued by a grand jury. It signals the beginning of a criminal case. By Alexis Kelly. A criminal case begins when a prosecutor or a grand jury issues formal charges against a defendant, by means of a criminal complaint or an indictment (in-DITE-ment).