press charges

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press charges (against someone)

 and file charges (against someone)
Fig. to make a formal charge of wrongdoing against someone. They agreed not to press charges against me if I agreed to pay for the damages.
See also: charge, press

press charges

To bring a formal accusation of criminal wrongdoing against someone.
See also: charge, press
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Paul Frasier told The World newspaper of Coos Bay he is awaiting a reconstructionist's report before deciding whether to file charges against someone.