Waiver of an Indictment
Unless the offense is one which "may be punished by death"
meaning of Fed. R. Crim. P. 7(a), the defendant may waive the right
indicted by a grand jury for any felony. Fed. R. Crim. P. 7(b).
Fed. R. Crim.
P. Rule 7(b) provides:|
Offense which may be punished by imprisonment for a term
exceeding one year
or at hard labor may be prosecuted by information if the defendant,
been advised of the nature of the charge and of the rights of the
waives in open court prosecution by indictment.
[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 205; Criminal Resource Manual 206]