> cross-examination in a courtroom drama
> "Need I remind you that you're under oath?"
Reminding someone about the oath does improve the chance they'll tell the truth. In fact, research has found that even if you make an atheist swear on the bible, it still improves the chance of them telling the truth.
>judge doesn't stop the defendant in the middle of his testimony if he's about to incriminate himself
>character is in court
>He can't watch wrestlemania
What? A judge doesnt have to stop a defendant if he's about to incriminate himself. He's reminded beforehand that he doesnt have to testify/answer Anything he says beyond that point is pretty much fair game.
Everything that happens in a court room scene has reached meme status. If you've ever seen real trial proceedings, they are incredibly boring. Lawyers quietly talk to lawyers, talk quietly to the judge, the judge talks a LOT despite what is depicted in movies, and it's just boring crap like reading out of the law book. And 99% of the time the guy on trial doesn't give testimony because the 5th amendment is a thing.
I'd rather go to the dentist than court.
>any courtroom scene
>there are cameras that filmed it in the courtroom
>you like cheese right?
>OBJECTION leading the witness
>Do you like cheese?
>OBJECTION how is this relevant?
>Mr Lawyer is there a point to this? I WILL hold you in contempt
>I'm sorry your honor may i approach the bench
>just give me 3 questions
>very well you have 2
>Have you ever eaten cheese?
>and is it true....that John doe killed the victim
>its true, all of it
I was jury duty once and one lawyer had an annoying stutter and the cop witness they brought out was nervous as fuck when giving evidence. I was gonna say not guilty just because the accused looked like jack bauer and the whole case was just a waste of time and money drug posession case. But then the case was rescheduled because jack bauer was a friend of a friend of a friend of a juror.
>your honor, I've just received this case defining evidence literally this morning
>Normally something like that would require a complete retrial to allow the defense a fair chance to react. However, given the extraordinary circumstances of this case I'm gonna allow it with no prior warning