Borhas wrote: A'nold wrote:
Borhas wrote:I def will but it'll take a while. It's really cool to see shots of the places I work and live at.
Cool. Man, it's so awesome seeing this stuff in action. Episode 8 I believe (the one with the mexican guy and the Asian wife) I just kept waiting for the defendant to "open the door" during his testimony, then BAM, "I'm not a violent person." HAHA! The prosecutor (who is the worst one I've seen by the way; I'm a newbie and I have spotted numerous mistakes made by her) was just waiting for those exact words. She baited him. It's fun when you know what all the attorneys and the judge are thinking when all this is going on. It's like a behind the stage pass.
that's the one I just watched. I loved that part. We just talked about that in Evidence class. This shit's educational to boot.
I just hope this show doesn't make DA's look [too much] smarter than they are.
Yeah, it is definitely DA-slanted. However, the editors did not succeed in making that lady look smart or even good at her job. Tbh, most of those prosecutors are pretty dang good at their jobs though. I think the reason for that is that to be promoted to felony units you have to put in a TON of time. By then, you have experience and you will have a reputation as one who kicks ass and takes names or one that should be doing arraignments for life. Plus, I'm sure that county is pretty competitive for those jobs.
I mean, even where I work people do misdemeanors for YEARS before they are even considered for any kind of felony work. And when I say years, I'm not talking about 2 or 3, I'm talking a lot more than that. I suspect that if some of these peeps wanted to apply across the country they could land something in a felony unit somewhere, but when you are tied to a region and unwilling to move your climb up the ladder can be excruciatingly long.