PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
INDICTMENTS, INFORMATIONS, AND COMPLAINTS
601:2 Waiving Indictment.
Any person who has been committed by a justice for trial in the superior court upon a complaint charging a crime not punishable by death, and who desires to waive indictment, shall notify the court. Upon such notification, the attorney general or the county attorney may, with the approval of the court, proceed against the defendant by complaint, and in such case the defendant shall be held to answer and the court shall have as full jurisdiction of the complaint as if an indictment had been found. The arraignment of the defendant shall be at such time as the court may designate. Every person when so committed upon such a complaint shall be notified by the court of his right to apply for waiver of indictment and prompt arraignment as aforesaid.
Source. 1945, 38:1, eff. March 6, 1945. 2015, 249:13, eff. Jan. 1, 2016, July 1, 2016 and Oct. 1, 2017.