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Why would someone be charged with a direct indictment? Is it better or worse than regular indictment?

Charleston, SC |

A friend is charged with safecracking and burglary 2nd degree and possession of master keys. He got a direct indictment for SafeCracking & possession of master keys.
i understand that direct indictment means that you go straight to trial with the grand jury- could this be because they feel like he was wrongfully convicted of these crimes and he is young and don't want to draw out this criminal process for him? or because they are taking this very seriously and want to lock him up? i'm trying to figure out why they chose for him to be directly indicted and if its a good or bad thing. typically, what does it mean? and how will his trial differ from other general sessions federal cases?

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