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L. Information in Criminal Cases

1. INFORMATION IN CRIMINAL CASES

a. Requisites

1) Jurisdiction;

2) Identity of the accused;

3) Crime being charged;

4) Circumstances constituting the elements of the crime;

b. Magic Words

The undersigned City Prosecutor | hereby accuses [insert: COMPLETE NAME OF ACCUSED], [insert: age], [insert: gender], and a resident of [insert: address], of the crime of violating [insert: CRIME/OFFENSE charged] committed as follows: |

That on or about the [insert: date] | in the [insert: City/Municipality], Philippines | a place within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court | the above-named accused [insert: relevant circumstances]. did then and there wilfully, unlawfully and feloniously [insert: overt acts]

CONTRARY TO LAW.

c. Reminders

1) The court must have jurisdiction over the crime/offense.

2) The elements of the crime should be reflected on the Information.


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