charge and specification

Definition of "charge and specification"
  1. A written account of the alleged offense or crime that the accused person is believed to have committed, which when combined with the charge, forms a single accusation
How to use "charge and specification" in a sentence
  1. One count of the indictment contained a clear charge and specification of theft.
  2. The defense attorney challenged the validity of the charge and specification against his client.
  3. The judge carefully reviewed the charge and specification before proceeding to trial.

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