K. M. Weiland gives us four interesting research tips when writing legal fiction. Thanks so much for the advice!
On television crime dramas, DNA comes back in three minutes, crimes are solved in less than forty-two minutes, and defendants always confess to everything right there on the stand in front of judge and jury.
While I can see the entertainment value in this type of show, I often want to hurl my remote at the television. Why? Because none of it is an accurate portrayal of the judicial system and how it works.
As someone who’s worked in the legal field for over two decades, it’s beyond frustrating.