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As defined in the [[Criminal Procedure Law]], an accusatory instrument is one of: an [[indictment]], including an indictment reduced on defendant's motion based on legal insufficiency; an [[information]]; a [[Simplified Information|simplified information]]; a [[Prosecutor's Information|prosecutor's information]]; a [[Superior Court Information (SCI)|superior court information (SCI)]]; a [[Misdemeanor Complaint|misdemeanor complaint]]; a [[Felony Complaint|felony complaint]]; or, in some circumstances, an [[Appearance Ticket|appearance ticket]] issued for a parking infraction.<ref>Criminal Procedure Law &sect; 1.20 (1) (a), (b).</ref>
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As defined in the [[Criminal Procedure Law]], an '''accusatory instrument''' is one of: an [[indictment]], including an indictment reduced on defendant's motion based on legal insufficiency; an [[information]]; a [[Simplified Information|simplified information]]; a [[Prosecutor's Information|prosecutor's information]]; a [[Superior Court Information (SCI)|superior court information (SCI)]]; a [[Misdemeanor Complaint|misdemeanor complaint]]; a [[Felony Complaint|felony complaint]]; or, in some circumstances, an [[Appearance Ticket|appearance ticket]] issued for a parking infraction.<ref>Criminal Procedure Law &sect; 1.20 (1) (a), (b).</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:45, 29 May 2021

As defined in the Criminal Procedure Law, an accusatory instrument is one of: an indictment, including an indictment reduced on defendant's motion based on legal insufficiency; an information; a simplified information; a prosecutor's information; a superior court information (SCI); a misdemeanor complaint; a felony complaint; or, in some circumstances, an appearance ticket issued for a parking infraction.[1]

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  1. Criminal Procedure Law § 1.20 (1) (a), (b).