Definition of Indictable offence
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Indictable offence Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A criminal offence triable only by the Crown Court. The different types of offence are classified 1, 2, 3 or 4. Murder is a class 1 offenceBy Her Majesty's Courts Service. Published under Crown Copyright.
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In many common law jurisdictions (e.g. Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand), an indictable offence is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence). In the United States, a crime of similar severity is a felony, although it too proceeds after an indictment.
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