How do criminal trials proceed?
March 28, 2009 2:17 AM Subscribe
I'd like to know the exact steps that happen in a criminal trial.
posted by Jason Land to law & government (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was called for jury duty in California a while ago. It was about a man accused of selling cocaine. I was rejected as a juror during the selection process. I'm curious as to what would have happened next. I rarely pay strict attention to TV and movies during court scenes, focusing on the acting, and it's TV and movies, so I can't imagine it's that close to reality.
More specifically, what happens after the closing arguments? (Please also include what usually goes on before that though).