Or can you be indicted without them issuing a warrant? If they can, then how would you know that you have been Indicted? Would they have to notify you?
Usually a warrant is issued. If you have a lawyer they may be able to have the prosecutor file an information without a warrant.
Speak with an attorney about this in detail.
A lot of attorneys in your area offer a free consultation. There is a lot that can be done for you before any of this happens. In short, it can be done several different ways, but most likely you would not be notified that you were indicted until you get arrested on a warrant.
Q: Will a warrant be issued before an indictment?
A: Sometimes yes sometimes no.
Q: Or can you be indicted without them issuing a warrant?
A: Yes you can but whether you will nor not is anyone's guess.
Q: If they can, then how would you know that you have been Indicted?
A: If you get indicted without a warrant being issued (which is unlikely) then you will be noticed by the clerk of court to appear (but it is more likely that they will simply pick you up on the warrant that will most likely issue).
If you believe that you are about to be indicted then you really should hire counsel now.
Having a lawyer in your corner can be the difference between an inconvenient and embarrassing arrest versus a more civilized and negotiated surrender (not to fail to mention that the issue of bond can be discussed - and possibly agreed to - and also that your lawyer will both have a jump start on the case and be more prepared for any immediate adversarial hearing).
Wishing you good judgment, luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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