Rule 3. The Complaint

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      The complaint is a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense charged.  Except as provided in Rule 4.1, it must be made under oath before a magistrate judge or, if none is reasonably available, before a state or local judicial officer. [1]

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“The Criminal Complaint”


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[1]: Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 2017 ed., Rule 3: