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My brother has been in prison since the 28/08/2015 and his case has not been to trial I beleive the case is still open it in in North Queensland can you tel me how long the case can be kepted open he has had several charges payed but some remain open .
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

cases will remain open indefinitely until heard by the court this could result in a number of months.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
John he has been in prison since the 28/08/15 that 2 years and 4 months
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

does he have any lawyers acting for him at the moment ?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No he is seeking legal aide
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

once legal aid is appointed, there may be an argument to raise on the basis of human rights of being locked up without just cause for that period of time.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
John
We are not in a position to act on his behalf his Japanese wife has the power of attorney and does not corespond with us but we are concerned as we are family.
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

ok understand.

what charges were laid against him ?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
We do not know the actual charges but we're told that there was around 60 charges ranging from
breaking entry
We beleive about 4x Rape charges
And pepping Tom charges dating back to 2008
All we know is that currently he has no legal representation and we beleive he may not be eligibility for legal aide as he and his wife have a property in Cairns Nth Queensland
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

ok, in this case would you like to discuss in detail by telephone the options ?

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

ok, just select the telephone offer.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OK
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

ok waiting

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I am not getting a response from the accept offer button nor is a credit card option coming up
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

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