affidavit in criminal prosecution
- An affidavit charging the commission of a criminal offense upon which a warrant is issued for the arrest of the accused; the equivalent of a complaint or preliminary information. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 441.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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