Perry Mason bringing the bad guy to justice in the courtroom. Twelve Angry Men. The OJ Simpson “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” murder trial. Think you know trials? You might be surprised to know that, contrary to media depictions and public perception, actual jury trials have become uncommon over the past quarter century.
What does that mean for the average person who rarely sees the inside of a courtroom and only consults an attorney when something unexpected and generally negative happens in their lives?