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English translation: (a prosecutor) to file our charges

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French term or phrase:porter notre charge
English translation:(a prosecutor) to file our charges
Entered by: Parrot
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14:04 Sep 5, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: porter notre charge
Nous prévoyons encontrer un procureur pour porter notre charge dans le meurtre qui fait l'objet du présent dossier.
lcmolinari
Canada
Local time: 05:24
(a prosecutor) to file our charges
Explanation:
Cf. Oxford Hachette
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 11:24
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Merci
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Summary of answers provided
na +1(a prosecutor) to file our charges
Parrot
na +1incorporate our complaint in thisi ndictmnent for murder
Peter Freckleton
nabring charges
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nato press charges/to bring chargesBernieM
nalay charges
CLS Lexi-tech


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1 hr
lay charges


Explanation:
Laura, it depends on who the "nous" is; the GDT says that "charge" is a term a eviter pour "accusation"; and given the context of your sentence I would say that it has to do with laying charges.

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paola l m


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(a prosecutor) to file our charges


Explanation:
Cf. Oxford Hachette

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Merci

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: "file a charge" is perhaps US but not UK English though. I know this one from films only, not UK legal experience.
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incorporate our complaint in thisi ndictmnent for murder


Explanation:
Without context, hard to say - what is "notre charge"?

But this seems plausible

Peter Freckleton
Australia
Local time: 21:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 722

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Choice of "indictment" of course as murder is an indictable offence. Not sure about "incorp. our complaint" for "porter.
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3 hrs
to press charges/to bring charges


Explanation:
Similar to what Paola has already suggested, these two phrases are also commonly used in English.

BernieM
Hong Kong
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16 hrs
bring charges


Explanation:
The idea of "nous" is already covered in that the sentence begins with "nous", which leaves you with more freedom to turn the sentence round expressing the rest in a more neuttral form.

"We are intending to meet a prosecutor [for want of a better word] to bring charges for the murder which is the subject of this case ». (« to bring charges for murder in this case »).

Basically it means « accuse », « bring a charge for murder against », « bring a murder charge… », « charge with murder ».

A criminal investigation is one which police or others (Crown Prosecution Service, CPS) have a duty to conduct in order to ascertain whether X should be charged with an offence or not.

Bring a charge against someone, charge someone :
to describe what the police do when they record an acusation against a suspect. The document in which the allegations are set out is referred to as the « charge sheet ».

Charge :
Criminal accusation

Lay a charge :
A charge is said to lie against someone when it ongoing, when the charges have not been dropped or the matter judged by the courts . In order for a charge to lie against someone, it has to have been brought against them beforehand. (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/consult/invmans.htm)

Prsecutor :
Depends who is doing the prosecuting (but see http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/com/dat/2001/en_501PC0272.ht...


1 - http://www.cps.gov.uk/

Our main role is the prosecution of alleged criminal offenders in England and Wales. This role includes four main functions:
• advising the police on possible prosecutions
• reviewing prosecutions started by the police to ensure that the right defendants are prosecuted on the right charges
• preparing cases for court
• prosecuting cases at the magistrates' court and instructing counsel to prosecute in the Crown Court and higher courts


2 – http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1996/1996025.htm

Criminal Procedure & Investigations Act (CPIA 1996) Cf.

Codes of Practice & common law rules.

Extracts from the Act :

Introduction. 22. - (1) For the purposes of this Part a criminal investigation is an investigation conducted by police officers with a view to it being ascertained-
(a) whether a person should be charged with an offence, or
(b) whether a person charged with an offence is guilty of it.

(Cf. also Section 26 of the 1996 Act)






Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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