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Tales of a coffee-holic: Real courtroom drama


Real criminal court cases are not that much like Law and Order.

Anyone who’s ever watched the show and then actually attended a criminal trial knows exactly what I’m talking about.

Right now I’m in the midst of covering my second criminal trial, so by no means am I an expert. I have learned that real trials have some similarities to the show, but for the most part they are much different.

In many episodes of Law and Order it seems that a criminal trial takes place very soon after the police investigation. In some episodes, the investigation is still in the works during the trial, l...

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