How do I file charges?

A law enforcement officer who makes an arrest or investigates a crime files most charges. Charges may also be filed directly through the City Prosecutor’s Office in limited circumstances by obtaining a citizen complaint packet from the office. Citizen complaint packets require that a police report be made and a copy of the police report attached to the completed packet. A prosecutor will then review the completed packet for possible charges. For passing bad check complaints, a copy of the City Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check Policy and Bad Check Checklist are available at the office. Charges for passing bad checks may be filed directly through the City Prosecutor’s Office without the necessity of contacting the police provided the requirements of the bad check policy and checklist are satisfied.

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