New York Family, Criminal and Divorce Dictionary

DWOP – (Dismissed Without Prejudice) – This means that the current action is dismissed, but it can later be brought back. 

Information – A written verified accusation by a person, which is filed with a local criminal court, and which charges one ore more persons with the commission of a violation of a misdemeanor.

Misdemeanor Complaint – A misdemeanor complaint is a verified written accusation by a person charging one or more misdemeanor charges. It can start the criminal action but it must be converted into an information

NA Indictment – A no-arrest indictment. This is when the grand jury indicts you prior to your arrest.