He is standing trials for a particular crime"

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If there is a criminal who is on the run and cannot be presented in the court for trials then do we still say "He is standing trials for a particular crime"?
 

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He is only standing trial (not trials) if he is present in court.
 

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He is only standing trial (not trials) if he is present in court.

If there is a criminal who is on the run and cannot be presented in the court for trials then do we still say "He is standing trial for a particular crime"?
 

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If there is a criminal who is on the run and cannot be presented in the court for [STRIKE]trials[/STRIKE] trial, [STRIKE]then[/STRIKE] do we still say "He is standing trial for a particular crime"?

See above. We use the singular for most situations like this.

He is on trial.
He did not present himself at court for trial.

In your original, I would use "at court" but "in the court" might be possible in other variants.
 

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See above. We use the singular for most situations like this.

He is on trial.
He did not present himself at court for trial.

In your original, I would use "at court" but "in the court" might be possible in other variants.

So we just say "That person is accused of a crime but he is at large".
 

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Are you telling us or asking us?

I was asking you. So we just say "That person is accused of a crime but he is at large". Am I correct?
 
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