Essay on Fictional vs Reality

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Fictional Versus Reality | | December 4, 2010 | Mr. Flip | | Artina Houston | CJS/220 | |

In this paper, I am going to discuss the legal system as the courts handle it, we will take a look at fictional portrayals and an actual court case that occurred. The purpose of this is to ascertain the difference between the two if there is any. In the U. S. A. we have three systems of the government that each have their own specific role independent of each other, but still heavily reliant on the other. These systems all work together in all aspects of the legal system, with the court system heavily responsible for “Enforcement, interpretation, invalidation, and making law.” (The US Legal System, 2009) One of the major
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Then the Judge will decide whether to set a bond, rather a low one, or a high one. In all my years of watching this show I never seen them give someone a PR Bond. When the trail starts it seems like it goes right to the point and different things come to the light as the drama unfolds for the last forty to thirty minutes of the show. Then you will see how the Defense Attorneys try to get things thrown out of court. In the fictional courtroom, the Attorneys ask question that everyone can understand and they can get a reasonable answer to. When the court is over the DA walks out a winner, but a few times, I have seen the show where the Defended has won the case. The main thing about fictional courtroom action is they keep you tune in from the beginning until the end. In reality, trials are not fast-paced, exciting procedures, but they are long and boring procedures. Attorneys debate for hours, present their evidence, and ask question only the other attorneys know. The case can carry on for days, weeks, and months at a time just so all the facts are out in the open. It is very rare, like every blue moon, that anything exciting actually happen inside the courtroom. In movies like A Time to Kill or A Few Good Men, they have us believe that shocking facts are discovered and quick thinking attorneys suddenly calling a witness or

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