Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Law & Order SVU Season 18 Promo

Here is a promo for season 18 of Law & Order SVU, which will premiere on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9PM ET on NBC.

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Phil Smith said...
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Phil Smith said...

Chris I have an unrelated question about the Law and Order franchise. I heard this line a few times in episodes. A witness is being prepped for the prosecution and they have asked if they would be allowed to be in the court room prior to their testimony. The prosecution would respond that it's not allowed because that it could influence the witness' testimony.

My question is wouldn't that also apply to police officers? Usually the police that are going to or have given testimony are in the gallery throughout the trial. I would think that law enforcement in a real trial would be held to the same criterion and rules.

Cardinal said...

Phil, there is a website called Quora that can easily answer this. There are a lot of lawyers, law enforcement, judges, etc, who answer questions on the site. If Chris doesn't have an answer for you, and I'm betting she will, then Quora is a good site to search.

Chris Zimmer said...

@Phil Smith - sorry for the delay in responding. Yes it is correct that witnesses - and this can include police and detectives - can be barred from the courtroom before they are scheduled to testify so as not to have their testimony changed or influenced based on what they heard from others. I do not think it is a hard and fast rule and it may depend on the nature of the case. I know I've seen it happen on Law & Order and it's probably happened in SVU at some point. We see the SVU detectives in the courtroom a lot, and I think in many cases, those detectives either won't be testifying or they have already testified. I am fairly certain that there have been cases where Benson testifies and then she's seen sitting in the courtroom gallery. I think if you do a google search for information on the sequestration of witnesses you should find a lot of info on the topic, including the exceptions! Hope this helps!

Roselynn Finch said...

Are they putting that annoying baby in danger again? My God.