Law & Order
Movie Quote Quiz

Det. Lennie Briscoe: I'm trying to decide what to arrest you for - obstruction of justice, harboring a fugitive or just being a general pain in the ass.

Det. Lennie Briscoe: I specifically asked for him to be put on suicide watch. Apparently here at Riker's that mean that they watch you commit suicide.

Det. Lennie Briscoe: You know, if I didn't already know you don't have kids, I'd know you don't have kids.

Det. Lennie Briscoe: Boy, I'd hate for somebody to trace me by what I read.
Det. Rey Curtis: You read, Lennie?

Det. Lennie Briscoe: Love - a dangerous disease instantly cured by marriage.

Det. Lennie Briscoe: Even though you are a taxpayer, you know, we don't actually work for you personally.

Lt. Anita Van Buren: I'd like it if you two became real partners.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: And I'd like it if my ex-wives got partners. No more alimony.

Lt. Anita Van Buren: If he's not Fallon, who the hell is he?
Det. Lennie Briscoe: Well the FBI says he's not in the witness protection program but they mighta had their fingers crossed.

Det. Lennie Briscoe: I told you, you should have gone to bed with her. You're getting the grief without getting the gravy.

D.A. Arthur Branch: Sometimes the good you do won't do you any good.

Medical Examiner Elizabeth Rodgers: I got another body coming in. Guy took a javelin to the chest.
Det. Lennie Briscoe: Why are you still in this line of work?
Medical Examiner Elizabeth Rodgers: Free javelins.

ADA Jack McCoy: Sometimes Lennie Briscoe doesn't hit it out of the park.

Adam Schiff: A motive pulled straight from the tabloids. And what about means and opportunity? Are you getting that from comic books?

Adam Schiff: I wouldn't count your chickens. Your omelet just hit the fan.

Arraignment judge: Life is beautiful. All God's children are innocent.

Det. Mike Logan: That really frosts my cookies.

Adam Schiff: Flipped a coin in my head. Came up tails. Talk to the boy.

ADA Jack McCoy: If that's the way you feel, Danielle, move to suppress.
Danielle Melnick: Right. Judge Logan's gonna rule fisa violates the Fourth Amendment. How many beers have you had?

Jack McCoy: Your grief might seem a little more real had you not just admitted you cut off your wife's head.

Second Opinion - S5-E1

Factual error: Ryan, the laboratory technician, eats his lunch of burger and fries while discussing a murder case with Assistant D.A. Claire Kincaid. Trouble is, they are in his laboratory. No lab technician ever, ever eats or drinks in a laboratory - it is the most basic lab protocol imaginable. He could contaminate his samples in any one of a hundred ways, he inevitably contaminates his gloves or fingers with residue from his meal and he risks poisoning himself with accidental transfer. This is not a character error - lab security is hammered into science students starting with the first day of first year and number one on the list is never, ever eat or drink in your lab.

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Answer: A courtroom trial that has been terminated prior to its normal conclusion. A mistrial has no legal effect and is considered an invalid or nugatory trial. This often happens when there is a lack of Jurisdiction, an incorrect jury selection or, as seen in many of the episodes, a hung jury, i.e. some jury members finding the defendant guilty while the other members of the jury will find the defendant not guilty and all jury members won't change their decision.

Answer: I was once a juror on a trial where the defendant started crying and talking about how his son would suffer if he went to jail. The judge became furious, decided that he had prejudiced the state's case (we were now thinking of his family, rather than if he were actually guilty), and declared a mistrial.

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Answer: In short, any time a trial ends and is declared void before the jury delivers a verdict or a judge issues a decision. Generally a mistrial is caused by a jury not being able to come to unanimous decision or the prosecution does something that would make the trial unfair to the defendant.


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