Originally Posted by CAcop
Opening statement are boring and almost pointless. Lawyers like to talk. Even simple cases like theft or battery take days. One day is spent on jury selection. A half a day is spent on opening statements. Then at least a day and a half on witnesses. Then another half of a day for closing statements. That is the better part of a week just to get it to the jury.
It is nothing like TV.
I've been expecting to settle into a long trial like Jodi Arias. You think this one will be done in a week or two?