Trials in Spain are not like in Hollywood movies. Part I



Hollywood cinema has left us emblematic films about trials and lawyers that are, for many, the closest reference to the world of Law. Anatomy of a Murder, A Few Good Men, The Verdict, etc.


Those movies, and also TV Series (like The Practice, Boston Legal, Suits and many others) are definetely really great stories in which a multitude of legal issues are intertwined, and which offer us an image, not always reliable, of how Justice works, not even in the United States, much less of how it works in Spain.


These movies and series are essentially somewhat a distorted portrait, especially if we compare it with the Spanish procedural system in which, for example, we will not find Judges/Magistrates hitting with a mallet to order silence nor bailiffs who take an oath from the witness.

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