Obtaining an Information
An information prepared by a prosecutor may be filed without
court. See Fed. R. Crim. P. 7(a). See also ABA
Criminal Justice: Prosecution Function Standards Rule 3-3.7
information need not be supported by an affidavit unless an arrest
sought. See Fed. R. Crim. P. 9(a).|
A defendant charged with a noncapital offense may waive the
right to a
grand jury indictment and allow prosecution by information. Fed.
R. Crim. P.
7(b); see United States v. Ferguson, 758 F.2d 843,
850 (2d Cir.),
cert. denied, 474 U.S. 1032 (1985) ("[j]ust as defendant may
waive a trial
by jury, . . . a defendant may waive the similar personal right of