"It is very likely that Major Vittbug will be remanded into custody for the duration of her trial. I am afraid to say that the process of gathering evidence will be lengthy and so it could be almost a year before the trial even begins," explained Xela, the attorney that Vislor's legal team had sent.
Vislor had never liked Falleen much. He found the reptilian humanoids just a little too creepy. He would have been much more comfortable with a human lawyer, but apparently Xela was an expert in sentient rights cases.
Vislor was quite disturbed at the thought of Lippi facing a lengthy stay in a New Republic jail. He certainly knew he could not bear such an experience himself.
"Can't she get bail?" he asked.
"It will be refused. The court knows that with your money, she could easily find a way to get off Coruscant and back to Imperial space," replied the Falleen lawyer.
"I don't understand. Why is it that my wife has been singled out? The Imperial Security Bureau employed thousands of interrogators. And she was only a major," said Vislor.
"In principal, any Imperial whose actions were reported to the New Republic judiciary could be prosecuted. Your wife is particularly vulnerable for two reasons. Firstly, one of the people she interrogated later became a very prominent holomoviet director. He has been vocal about his alleged experiences in Imperial custody and has frequently called for action against sentient rights abusers. The second reason is that Major Vittbug is an high profile figure herself. She is constantly seen in the holomedia, both alongside yourself and on her own at celebrity events," explained Xela.
"She is being singled out because low-life scum are envious of her lifestyle! Idiots who are too lazy to earn their own wealth want to take it out on those who achieved something in life," snarled Vislor.
"You may be right," said the Falleen with a shrug. "You need to get some rest, Mr Vittbug. Major Vittbug's arraignment hearing is not until tomorrow. Don't sleep on this spaceship; check into the hotel. You'll be more comfortable there," advised the lawyer.
Vislor nodded, grateful for the concern. He was red-eyed and weary after the shock and confusion of his wife's arrest.