file charges

file charges

To make a formal legal complaint of wrongdoing or mistreatment against another person. A: "Is it true that Greg filed charges against you?" B: "Yes, but his claim is completely false! I've never done anything to him!" I really hope our neighbors don't file charges against us—I never would have cut down that tree if I had known it was on their property!
See also: charge, file

file charges

(against someone) Go to press charges (against someone).
See also: charge, file
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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would file charges and dismiss erring officials found to be conniving with unscrupulous traders in importing banned meat products which could introduce fatal animal diseases in the country.
Mayor to file charges over STD allegation !-- -- Ed Amoroso (The Philippine Star) - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am LAGUNA, Philippines A municipal mayor in this province is readying charges against a woman who accused him of infecting her with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib has urged people who have put their money in various investment schemes to come out in the open and file charges against the operators and owners of these unscrupulous companies.
Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Tuesday said he has no plans to file charges against his predecessor, former Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada after the latter failed to turn over city documents.
In the earlier indictment, Morales, an Aquino appointee, said there was probable cause to file charges against Aquino 'in conspiracy' with dismissed Philippine National Police Gen.
Summary: Washington DC, [USA] Sep 05 (ANI): The Los Angeles County District Attorney on Tuesday declined to file charges against actor Anthony Anderson in an alleged sexual harassment case.
Police Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen, deputy police spokesman, said an independent committee was established to investigate claims that police on a Thai resort island had failed to file charges when the tourist reported she had been raped.
REUTERS/Maggie Fick NAIROBI - 3 Aug 2018: Federal prosecutors in Ethiopia are to file charges against five people suspected of involvement in a grenade attack on a rally that was attended by new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state-affiliated media said on Friday.
file charges against the men, who included four policemen and a retired government official, according
Summary: Kerala High Court had directed police to file charges against Alancherry and three others in connection with the sale of some church assets
The new system does not permit individuals to file charges of discrimination online that have not been prepared by the EEOC or to file complaints of discrimination against federal agencies.
The deadline of 18 months granted to the Special Public Prosecution to file charges for the 31 cases taken from the Public Prosecution, as well as for the 3 cases from the prosecution in Bitola and Kumanovo, expired.
"She is responsible to support her statement with evidence and file charges against the perpetrators.
(AP) -- Pima Community College officials say not every sexual harassment victim of a former school chancellor will get financial compensation because they didn't file charges in time.
Summary: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over the years has taken the position that severance agreements should not interfere with employees’ rights to file charges ...