TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-12
Indictments, Informations and Complaints

SECTION 12-12-1.4


§ 12-12-1.4 Contents of indictments, informations and complaints.

An indictment, information, or complaint shall be a plain, concise, and definite written statement of the offense charged. An indictment, information, or complaint which provides the defendant and the court with adequate notice of the offense being charged shall be sufficient if the offense is charged either:

(1) By using the name given to the offense in terms of either the common law or by statute; or

(2) By stating the definition of the offense in terms of substantially the same meaning.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 11.)