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RCr 6.04 Information

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
VI Indictment and Information (Refs & Annos)
Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) Rule 6.04
RCr 6.04 Information
The attorney for the Commonwealth may file an information charging the commission of an offense either upon such attorney's own knowledge, information, and belief, or in his or her discretion upon the basis of a verified complaint submitted to such attorney.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 98-3, eff. 3-1-99; adopted eff. 1-1-63

Editors' Notes

RCr 6.04 had no exact counterpart in the Code. Other Code provisions contained language authorizing the issuance of warrants and summons upon “personal knowledge” and “information on oath,” but these uses of the phrases were the bases for other methods of prosecution, not methods themselves as is the information here proposed.
Preliminary hearings are not required in prosecution by information.
Note that the phrase “attorney for the Commonwealth” includes all attorneys prosecuting in behalf of the governmental unit.
Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 6.04, KY ST RCRP Rule 6.04
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2020.
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