That hasn't stopped his legal representatives from asking Switzerland's highest criminal court to free Polanski, but representatives from the Justice Ministry even submitted letters explaining their opposition to freeing the director. However, there is still a chance the director could be freed, and according to the NYT, "The Federal Criminal Court has said it will rule in the case in the "next weeks," and a verdict in either direction can be appealed to the country's highest judicial body, the Federal Tribunal."
Unfortunately (for Polanski) the 'smart money' seems to be on the likelihood that the 75-year-old director will continue to wait in a Zurich jail until he is extradited to the U.S., a process that could take months. Former Justice Minister Christoph Blocher was quoted as saying, "the case against Polanski now was quite simple and that he "must be extradited." -- which is a far cry from the earlier popular opinion. The likelihood of Polanski being able to walk away from this arrest is getting slimmer by the day, and this is only the beginning -- just imagine what will happen once those 'wheels of justice' really start turning.