Recognizing shortcomings in indictments
 Grand jury indictments serve two purposes: to "give the defendant sufficient notice
of the crime that has allegedly been committed so that a defense may be prepared" and to
"define the acts which constitute the crime with sufficient definiteness so that the
defendant may plead the resolution of the indictment as a bar to subsequent proceedings."
People v. Buckallew, 848 P.2d 904, 909 ( Colo. 1993).
 "Where a statute defines an offense in general terms, the indictment must allege the
acts and conduct of the defendant which are deemed to have violated the statute." People
v. Buckallew, supra, at 909. Merely reciting the statutory words is insufficient. People v.
Tucker, 631 P.2d 162 ( Colo. 1981).
 An indictment is not fatally insufficient if it adequately advises the defendant of the
charges so he or she may defend against them. The sufficiency of the indictment is
measured by substance, not form. People v. Bergen , 883 P.2d 532 ( Colo. App. 1994).
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