Definition of Accusatory instrument


Accusatory instrument means a grand jury indictment, an information or a complaint.


Accusatory instrument means an indictment, an indictment ordered reduced pursuant to subdivision one-a of section 210.20 of this chapter, an information. a simplified information. a prosecutor's information. a superior court information. a misdemeanor complaint or a felony complai.nt. Every accusatory instrument. regardless of the person designated therein as accuser. constitutes an accusation on behalf of the state as plaintiff and must be entitled "the people of the state of Nevv York" against a designated person. known as the defendant.

Examples of Accusatory instrument in a sentence

Accusatory instrument" means an indictment, an indictment ordered reduced pursuant to subdivision one-a of section 210.20 of this chapter, an information, a simplified information, a prosecutor's information, a superior court information, a misdemeanor complaint or a felony complaint.
Accusatory instrument" means an indictment, an indictment ordered reduced pursuant to subdivision one-a of section 210.20 of this chapter, an information.
Accusatory instrument" means a grand jury indictment, an information or a complaint.