TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Richard Brooks (Paul Robinette) also worked together on The Good Wife (2009), as Peter Florrick & Ace Barnstone respectively.
Lt. Anita Van Buren:
It wasn't the eighteen floors from the window to the street that killed her, it was the sudden stop.
In-trial pleas or deals would be extremely rare. Once the trial starts, the state would have little incentive not to go for the maximum penalty; the time and resources for the trial have already been allocated.
Some (but not all) episodes show a disclaimer emphasizing the fictional nature of the story just prior to the closing credits. This is particularly important on those episodes that were inspired by well-known real-life legal cases.
Rebroadcasts on TNT were digitally altered to include product placements.