a false charge filed by the police because they can't get anything else to stick.
Police wanted to bust them for their medical marijuana but they were legal so the cops came up with trumped-up charges of child abuse instead.
by coloradostink July 01, 2010
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An adjective applied to an unfounded charge (ie: A legal prosecution) brought against someone by an enemy for political reasons.
Anne Boleyn was executed on a trumped-up charge.
by DaveFGranger December 16, 2009