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Ways the Courts & Legal Systems Are Nothing Like the Movies

So... You've just emerged from the comforting, air-conditioned darkness of the movie theatre, and you're feeling inspired. Finally! A movie that's shown you what you should be doing with your life. You're going to be a lawyer, and find the evidence the cops were too dumb to pick up on, shocking the courtroom in the third act of the trial. Or maybe you're going to go home to build a suit of weaponized armor and fly around the world, fighting villains. Or, you're determined to drive in a manner that is both faster and angrier than usual, pulling off lucrative heists and then retiring to an obscure country, far from the reach of The Law.

Well, guess what? Legal systems in real life are NOTHING like the movies. You can't do any of these things, and most of them will end with you moving into a room with a view through iron bars. For, as you will soon see, cinema has a very warped sense of legality in this world. There are countless ways real life courtrooms are different from movies and of all the things Hollywood embellishes, court cases and the legal system in general might get the worst treatment.
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