L. Information in Criminal Cases
1. INFORMATION IN CRIMINAL CASES
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.
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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