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    Here is a sentence which probably needs a better structure. Please would you help me and correct my mistakes. I am not sure if the phrase "charges will still remain" is a correct English.

    Despite being unable to bring the accused to justice, the court has decided that the charges against him will still remain.

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    Re: Despite

    The legal terms will vary from place to place.
    Do you mean, there was an arrest warrant issued against him, but they were unable to locate him, and so the open warrant remains?

    Although the accused could not be located, an open warrant exists for his arrest.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: Despite

    I wanted to say that the charges has not been dropped, but I did not want to use that phrase and instead I tried with "charges will remain", but probably this not a proper English.

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    #4

    Re: Despite

    I would remove "still". I have no problem with "... the charges against him will remain" or "... will stand".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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