Formal accusation – typically made following police interrogation – accusing a person of having committed a criminal offence.

Explanation attempts (108)

27 Oct 2012 10:35
quote A formal accusation to an individual of breaking the law, where there is sufficient evidence to support the allegation against them. a charge will be brought. The charge is the relevant areas of law the person is deemed to have broken. Once charged this is then considered by the relevant level of authority as to their guilt or innocence and any punishment due. unquote
29 Oct 2012 17:27
quote A set of claims brought by police against a person which set out laws broken unquote
29 Oct 2012 18:20
quote When applying this to law it would mean that you are thought to have committed an unlawful act. Charge means that it is thought you may by guilty. unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:14
quote What they are accused of unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:29
quote accusation made before a court unquote
30 Oct 2012 17:05
quote A legal term meaning a person has officially been accused of a crime. unquote
30 Oct 2012 17:13
quote The person has been accused of a wrong doing in the eyes of the law. e.g. person has been charged(accused) with theft. unquote
30 Oct 2012 17:36
quote An official statement detailing the offence (which is being claimed has occurred). The perpetrator of a crime is charged, I.E: with what crimes have been committed, when and by whom. unquote
30 Oct 2012 18:01
quote If you have been charged with something then you are suspected of having done something wrong but it's not yet taken as certain that you have. unquote
30 Oct 2012 19:58
quote That it has been suggested that someone may have comitted an offence. unquote
30 Oct 2012 20:52
quote After the accident the driver was charged with wreckless driving unquote
30 Oct 2012 21:28
quote A charge is something brought against you for breaking the law. If you steal something the charge is theft. unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:46
quote When a person breaks the law there is a charge against him. unquote
31 Oct 2012 00:35
quote the accusation, the actual crime that the person is being accused of unquote
31 Oct 2012 09:22
quote To be charge someone means to officially accuse them of a crime and have reasonable evidence, so that you can hold them in custody until a trial. unquote
31 Oct 2012 10:28
quote that you have been found guilty by the police of breaking the law in some way and you will now go to court and answer to this and may be prosecuted if found guilty in court of law unquote
31 Oct 2012 16:50
quote You are subjet to a charge if you have, or are accused of, committing an offence unquote
31 Oct 2012 17:43
quote its what the police arrest you for and the offence you have commited unquote
31 Oct 2012 18:34
quote A term for the offence a person has commited unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:03
quote The penalty that a criminal must face as a consequence of committing a certain act. unquote
31 Oct 2012 20:21
quote A person can be charged with committing a crime or have a charge brought against them meaning the 'charge' is the accusation brought against the person in question unquote
31 Oct 2012 22:25
quote i think it means what the person has done, unquote
1 Nov 2012 15:10
quote Within this context, to me the word suggests explicitly accusing somebody of a particular action or crime. unquote
1 Nov 2012 16:58
quote What someone is prosecuted with unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:07
quote Describes the term used when someone has been charged with an offence in law. unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:06
quote To be charged with an offence is to be accused of that offence by the legal system. You may or may not have carried out the offence, but evidence exists that causes the legal system (the police?) to suspect you of carrying it out. It doesn't mean that you're guilty of the offence, just that you're a suspect. As I understand it, being arrested and charged are 2 separate things - hence you can be "released without charge", although I'm not sure of the relationship between them. unquote
21 Nov 2012 04:20
quote To formally accuse someone of a crime or misdemeanour, such that they must appear in court in front of a judge or magistrate. Charges may be dismissed without trial, but the case must go before a judge or magistrate before they can be dismissed. unquote
21 Nov 2012 06:56
quote In context, either referring to a person who is anothers legal responsibility OR Police conveying their strong belief of guit by 'charging' the accused with the act they have done. Pending sentencing or penalty given. unquote
21 Nov 2012 08:38
quote What s person has been charged with, what is alleged that they have done or been accused of doing. unquote
21 Nov 2012 10:26
quote What you are being charged with - what they are accusing you of having done unquote
21 Nov 2012 11:02
quote Being caught breaking the law and there is enough evidence for you to go to court and be sentanced unquote
21 Nov 2012 12:09
quote The offense or offenses you are supposed to have committed. unquote
21 Nov 2012 17:48
quote The Police believe that you are guilty of a crime and are formally informing you. unquote
21 Nov 2012 23:32
quote charge means an accusation against you unquote
14 Nov 2013 18:20
quote When a person has been given a sentence or other form of punishment after being convicted and found guilty of breaking the law unquote
14 Nov 2013 20:45
quote To be accused but not proven guilty unquote
14 Nov 2013 20:51
quote An expense of something of yours whether it is time/money that is dictated by the authority that is issuing it unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:13
quote Found out as guilty. Waiting for punishment. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:58
quote To officially give out a punishment based on the crime/evidence given after a trial. unquote
15 Nov 2013 08:44
quote The term used to describe the start of a legal process carried our by the police. The alledged criminal act committed is identified and recorded.. unquote
15 Nov 2013 09:58
quote To be "charged" meaning to be found guilty of a crime and punished in some way i.e. prison or community service unquote
15 Nov 2013 11:37
quote There is enough visible evidence against a person for the police to hold the individual while they investigate further. unquote
15 Nov 2013 14:58
quote This is when you might be convicted of a crime or are convicted of a crime. unquote
15 Nov 2013 16:00
quote To sentence someone or claim they have committed a crime. unquote
15 Nov 2013 17:10
quote Identifies which Law and what part of that Law has been broken. Outlining the act of the breach eg "Driving with undue care and attention." unquote
15 Nov 2013 20:18
quote To come to the conclusion that that person has committed the offence unquote
15 Nov 2013 23:25
quote to legally accuse someone of a certain act unquote
16 Nov 2013 16:15
quote A charge is when an accusation is brought against someone unquote
17 Nov 2013 11:06
quote To charge someone is to 'charge them off a crime I.e. you have been charged with burglary. It meens you have been found guilty of a crime unquote
17 Nov 2013 12:21
quote This has many meanings, but in this criminal/legal context it means to accuse someone of something. unquote
17 Nov 2013 12:46
quote This is where the court finds the defendant guilty and then gives them their punishment/charge. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:04
quote When someone has been found guilty. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:15
quote when an individual is held accountable for a particular crime they are 'charged' with it, and found guilty to doing that action. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:54
quote A part of the punishment given to the defendant if they are found guilty unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:43
quote synonym of 'accused' eg accused with gbh unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:19
quote If you have done something wrong, the police charge you unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:10
quote There is substantial belief that you are thought to have acted wrongly and so you can be put under arrest or charged depending on what the charge is for. unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:17
quote Charge in a legal sense relates to the eye of the law seeing you as guilty of an offence so 'charge' you or formally accuse you of it - the stage before court unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:24
quote Accusation of someone committing a crime. Formal process leading to an appearance in court unquote
19 Nov 2013 01:10
quote Someone is normally charged (verb) with a sentence after being found guilty in trial. Can also be used as a noun as in, "What is the charge/sentence?" unquote
19 Nov 2013 09:51
quote What you're arresting somebody with. unquote
19 Nov 2013 09:59
quote Grounds of arrest. unquote
19 Nov 2013 13:42
quote when a person is charged for a specific crime unquote
24 Nov 2013 11:24
quote To be charged is to be accused e.g. charged with murder. You are being charged with murder to which you either plead guilty or not guilty. To be arrested the law enforcement have to charge you with something in order to keep you detained. unquote
7 Nov 2014 16:32
quote to be accused of a crime and for there to be sufficient evidence for the accusation to be backed up unquote
7 Nov 2014 17:35
quote The sentence given as a result of going to court unquote
8 Nov 2014 15:47
quote If someone has done some thing illegal they are charged and sent to court to see if they should be sent to prison or not unquote
10 Nov 2014 15:41
quote The justification for or reason of arrest. For example, a man is arrested under a charge of murder unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:41
quote Accused of an offence unquote
11 Nov 2014 12:31
quote What you are said to be guilty or charged of. unquote
11 Nov 2014 12:46
quote Charge or charged is what a defendent would be proved guilty or innocent of whether its robbery or assault etc. unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:08
quote If someone has been found guilty of a crime, they will be 'charged' or sentenced to prison or an alternative punishment. unquote
4 Nov 2015 18:16
quote The word in law that explains the reason they have been arrested and are in court unquote
12 Nov 2015 15:04
quote crime you have committed, will go on your criminal record. have been proved guilty of, rather than just arrested for unquote
17 Nov 2015 16:30
quote If you are charged with a crime then that is the allegation that is being made against you at that time, charges are subject to change with evidence around the case. unquote
18 Nov 2015 19:46
quote being formally summoned and legally notified of a pretext of unlawful wrong-doing unquote
19 Nov 2015 22:56
quote It is the result of not abiding by the law. You are charged with a penalty, fine or sentenced to serve time as a result which is dependent on the severity of the situation. unquote
20 Nov 2015 17:25
quote Charge to me means being accused of commiting a criminal offence. Police charge you with the offence and you can be taken to court for your crimes and if guilty maybe prosecuted or receive warnings. unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:04
quote when someone is found guilty of a crime unquote
22 Nov 2015 18:59
quote When someone is accused of a crime then fined for the consequences of the crime unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:14
quote When somebody is charged, they are the one who is to blame for the crime etc. They have been found guilty & therefore being charged. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:15
quote The crime for which the defendant has been accused and is being held for unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:55
quote Something you have done and is caught unquote
23 Nov 2015 15:01
quote accuse someone of a criminal act unquote
23 Nov 2015 19:57
quote To charge someone with a crime is to accuse them of it as an authority figure, with reasonable evidence. unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:34
quote The crime that the defendant is accused of committing unquote
9 Nov 2016 20:16
quote You are guilty of something unquote
10 Nov 2016 20:21
quote When you are found guilty in a court of certain things unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:42
quote When you accuse someone of doing something wrong, for example being accused of murder. unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:01
quote To charge someone with an offence, would be to find them guilty and is part of legal jargon. unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:44
quote The accusation levelled against the defendant unquote
7 Nov 2017 20:58
quote A levy, probably financial, on a product or service. unquote
11 Nov 2017 16:20
quote accusing someone for a criminal act unquote
12 Nov 2017 10:28
quote Where a suspect is officially accused of doing something against the law and will be brought forward for trial. unquote
12 Nov 2017 18:20
quote The legal term used to describe the crime a person has committed and that the police believe they did it and will be attempting to punish them for it unquote
12 Nov 2017 19:08
quote The consequence of an accusation that has been proved unquote
13 Nov 2017 08:56
quote To run at someone! Or to to be charged with an offence which will involve a court visit with consequences if found guilty unquote
13 Nov 2017 10:21
quote Whereby the police have gathered enough evidence to convict a person of interest in a criminal act. unquote
17 Nov 2023 17:16
quote What you are going to be given as a punishment for the crime you have committed unquote
19 Nov 2023 10:04
quote Charge my credit card unquote
20 Nov 2023 18:51
quote An allegation or act that you have been accused of doing unquote
21 Nov 2023 17:42
quote being informally repromanded for a crime you are suspected of committing unquote
21 Nov 2023 19:40
quote To formally accuse somebody of a crime under a caution, but it still needs to be proven. unquote
21 Nov 2023 21:07
quote Fined? unquote
22 Nov 2023 02:48
quote unquote
22 Nov 2023 17:29
quote This is related to what you are being tried for in a legal court unquote
23 Nov 2023 12:31
quote to be proven guilty and have to face sentencing unquote
28 Nov 2023 17:07
quote Like when the police say, "You're charged with a crime" unquote


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