2012 Florida Statutes
FORM OF INDICTMENT AND OTHER FORMS
Date: Name and address of defendant: Age: . If under 18, give name and address of parent, next friend, or guardian: Name of offense, such as murder, assault, robbery, etc.: Date and place where committed: Value of property stolen: Kind of property stolen: Kind of building robbed: Name and address of owner of property stolen or building robbed: Name and address of occupant of building robbed: Name of party assaulted or murdered: Weapon used in assault or murder: Exhibits taken at scene of crime or from defendant: Name of custodian of such exhibits: Location of building or place where offense committed: Previous prison record of defendant: Has defendant been arrested: Does defendant desire to plead guilty: Names and addresses of state witnesses: Name of defendant’s lawyer: If defendant is released on bond, names and addresses of sureties: Brief statement of facts: Name of committing trial court judge: If additional space required, use reverse side of this sheet.
(Signature of party making this report.)
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
NOTICE OF FILING INFORMATION
You are hereby notified that an information (indictment) charging you with the offense of has been filed in the office of in and for County; and you are required to appear in the court in and for County at the Courthouse in on (date) for arraignment, plea and trial, or setting for trial in default of which your bond will be estreated, for failure to appear.
(Prosecuting Officer) .
If such rule is adopted by any court and the rule is not complied with by the clerk the failure so to comply with the rule shall not constitute reversible error nor affect the obligations of the bond.
In the name and by the authority of the State of Florida: The Grand Jurors of the County of charge that A. B. unlawfully and from a premeditated design to effect the death of (or while robbing the house of as the case may be) did murder in said county, by shooting her or him with a gun or pistol (or by striking her or him with a club—or by giving her or him poison to drink—or by pushing her or him into the water whereby she or he was drowned).
Unlawfully by an act imminently dangerous to another, and evincing a depraved mind, regardless of human life; that is to say, by firing her or his shotgun into the store of (or by striking with an adz, as the case may be) but without a premeditated design to effect the death of any particular person, did kill in said county.
Unlawfully, and while feloniously stealing cattle (or timber, or while feloniously assaulting as the case may be), but without any design to effect death, did kill in said county, by sinking her or his boat (or by running over her or him with an automobile—or by shooting her or him with a gun or pistol, as the case may be).
Unlawfully and by culpable negligence, in driving an automobile (or firing a boiler—or by performing a surgical operation) or (in the heat of passion—omitting in this latter case the allegation of culpable negligence), but without intent to murder, did kill in said county, by running over her or him with said automobile (or by causing said boiler to explode—or by infecting her or him with a deadly infection—or by striking her or him with a hammer).
In the hearing of a cause in the court of County, Florida, in which and others were plaintiffs and others were defendants, after being duly sworn to speak the truth, falsely swore, etc. (stating the substance of the false testimony), such matter being material in said cause, and the said then and there knowing that she or he swore falsely.
Personally appeared before me (official title of state attorney) who, being first duly sworn, says that the allegations as set forth in the foregoing information are based upon facts that have been sworn to as true and which, if true, would constitute the offense therein charged.
The affidavit shall be made by the state attorney before some person qualified to administer an oath.