Good day I trust you are well, I would l...

Asked by Agnetha on 09-07-2022 21:46:25
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Western Cape

Good day 

I trust you are well, I would like to know how long can one be on trial in SA without evidence. My communication is on behalf 9f someone who is in jail since May 2018,since then the trial has been on going and there's no evidence. Lawyers are switched up all the time.If Iam correct this case should have been thrown out by now or they should have been sentenced.The case is in high court and it's been almost 2 years since before Covid-19.

We are based in CPT and need urgent advise and guidance, just seems like a waste having to sit there and not knowing since 2018 how long you'll be sentenced or if the case is going anywhere.

My contact number is 0833639727 if you would like to contact me I don't know how this will be replied online 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 15-07-2022 23:34:49

Hi there,

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I assume that the accused person was arrested and didn't get bail, so he/she is sitting in jail waiting for the trial date? Is that about right?

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