filing of charges

See: accusation
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The court noted that to the extent that the jail inmate was challenging the fact or duration of his confinement by attacking a sheriff's filing of charges against him, the claims had to be brought in a habeas corpus petition, rather than a civil rights action.
Pending the filing of charges in the ax incident, he was held under outstanding warrants for failure to appear in one county, and burglary in another.
Smith said he believed the case warranted filing of charges and presented essentially the same information to prosecutors in the family-violence unit.
After years of hard work, the combined efforts of both the Glendale Police Department and the District Attorney's Office have paid off in the filing of charges against Efren Saldivar,'' Cooley said.