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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!
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file charges

(against someone) Go to press charges (against someone).
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She said in most cases, victims of violence in the city refuse to cooperate with the police in filing charges.
Domagoso said filing charges would only be an "excess baggage" and that he would rather focus on Manila's numerous problems.
'If it is proven that if there was negligence on the part of Mayor Estrada to turn over the documents, we may, we will also consider filing charges against the former mayor,' he said in a press briefing.
DILG eyes raps vs Erap over document turnover !-- -- Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will consider filing charges against former Manila mayor Joseph Estrada if it is proven that his team failed to turn over city government documents to his successor, Isko Moreno, an official said yesterday.
Dominguez III directed the BIR to coordinate with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in filing charges against local government executives who failed to check the presence of illicit tobacco trade activities in their communities.
Our investigations and recommendations are used as basis for filing charges or as basis for conducting further investigations," he said.
Chaotic scene was seen outside a courthouse in Kashmir this week when Hindu lawyers physically tried to stop police from filing charges against the accused men.
Despite the court directive to file a first information report, the police have gone slow on the matter, preferring to wait for legal opinion from the state advocate general before filing charges. There is speculation that police will make their move on Monday, and file the charge against the cardinal and others.
The deadline filing charges for cases from the eavesdropping affair expires on June 30th for the conversations Zaev handed to SPP on 30.12.2015.
Ramadani said that Janeva should verify her statements by filing charges against the suspects involved in the electoral manipulations.
That attitude was evident once again when the SEC announced this fall that it was filing charges against a number of corporate insiders for missing reporting deadlines.
settlement provisions that prohibit filing charges with the EEOC or providing information to assist in the investigation or prosecution of claims of unlawful discrimination."
"Of course filing charges will not bring my niece back, but it may stop people from being reckless with others' lives," he said.
* notice of the six-month statute of limitations for filing charges with the board.
The Riverside County District Attorney PIO told RadarOnline.com that they were not filing charges 'due to insufficient evidence'.