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17th Jun '17 6:25:15 PM Gosicrystal
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* Invoked literally in Anne Perry's ''The Sins of the Wolf''.

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* %%* Invoked literally in Anne Perry's ''The Sins of the Wolf''.
4th Jun '17 3:29:59 PM Ccook1956
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-->'''Clerk:''' If I may charge you, m'ludm you are charged m'lud that on the fourteenth day of June 1970 you did commit acts likely to cause of breach of the peace. How plead you, m'lud, guilty or not guilty?\\

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-->'''Clerk:''' If I may charge you, m'ludm m'lud, you are charged m'lud that on the fourteenth day of June 1970 you did commit acts likely to cause of breach of the peace. How plead you, m'lud, guilty or not guilty?\\
4th Jun '17 3:29:04 PM Ccook1956
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-->'''Judge Kilbraken:''' Not guilty. Case not proven. Court adjourned. (''He hits the dock; everyone proceeds to walk off until the main judge stops them'')

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-->'''Judge '''Judge Kilbraken:''' Not guilty. Case not proven. Court adjourned. (''He hits the dock; everyone proceeds to walk off until the main judge stops them'')
4th Jun '17 3:28:07 PM Ccook1956
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* ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': A court case has the Honourable Mr Justice Kilbraken on trial:
-->'''Clerk:''' If I may charge you, m'ludm you are charged m'lud that on the fourteenth day of June 1970 you did commit acts likely to cause of breach of the peace. How plead you, m'lud, guilty or not guilty?\\
-->'''Judge Kilbraken:''' Not guilty. Case not proven. Court adjourned. (''He hits the dock; everyone proceeds to walk off until the main judge stops them'')
30th May '17 1:25:40 PM Gosicrystal
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* Most ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' cases seem like they'll end like this, until Phoenix/Apollo/Miles/Mia puts everything together at the last second. There are a few exceptions:

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* Most ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' cases seem like they'll end like this, until Phoenix/Apollo/Miles/Mia the protagonist puts everything together at the last second. There are a few exceptions:
30th May '17 6:44:01 AM StarSword
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* Baltar's trial in the rebooted ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' ends with a not-guilty verdict that Adama (who was the swing vote on the judges' panel) explains this way, saying to Roslin that "not guilty is not the same as innocent" and that the verdict is because "the defense made their case; the prosecution didn't". A good decision, considering that Baltar happened to be innocent of the specific charges brought against him

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* Baltar's trial in the rebooted ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' ends with a not-guilty verdict that Adama (who was the swing vote on the judges' panel) explains this way, saying to Roslin that "not guilty is not the same as innocent" and that the verdict is because "the defense made their case; the prosecution didn't". A good decision, considering that Baltar happened to be innocent of the specific charges brought against himhim.
* In ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'', Kurt's father spent the last 25 years with half the town, Kurt included, convinced he had abducted and murdered Kurt's childhood friend Taylor Shaw, though the police couldn't prove anything. [[spoiler:He's absolved early in season 1 by the revelation that Jane Doe is Taylor Shaw (proven by a DNA test) and based on the timeline had to have been abducted by someone else entirely.]]
11th Jan '17 7:14:26 PM nombretomado
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* The LordPeterWimsey novel ''Have His Carcase'' ends with Peter and Harriet knowing who committed the murder, how it was done, and that it would be stunningly difficult to prove it. Harriet, however, points out that the reason for the murder was about to arise again, so they do decide to go to court over it..

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* The LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Have His Carcase'' ends with Peter and Harriet knowing who committed the murder, how it was done, and that it would be stunningly difficult to prove it. Harriet, however, points out that the reason for the murder was about to arise again, so they do decide to go to court over it..
7th Jan '17 10:05:24 AM nombretomado
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* In the second ''LauraBow'' game, even if the player has figured it out already, the murderer will get off scot-free if you haven't collected enough evidence to prove it. In the ''first'' game, the murderer [[spoiler:ends up dead]] regardless of what you do, collect, or figure out.

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\n* In the second ''LauraBow'' ''VideoGame/LauraBow'' game, even if the player has figured it out already, the murderer will get off scot-free if you haven't collected enough evidence to prove it. In the ''first'' game, the murderer [[spoiler:ends up dead]] regardless of what you do, collect, or figure out.
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30th Nov '16 1:21:33 PM Gosicrystal
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* Most ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' cases seem like they'll end like this, until Phoenix/Apollo/Miles puts everything together at the last second. There are a few exceptions:

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* Most ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' cases seem like they'll end like this, until Phoenix/Apollo/Miles Phoenix/Apollo/Miles/Mia puts everything together at the last second. There are a few exceptions:



** The final case of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' revolves around this: the murderer has covered his tracks well enough to leave no direct evidence linking himself to the crime, but all the other facts at hand point quite definitively at him. The problem is, the existing court system in place in the series' universe requires either evidence, a confession, or incredibly strong testimony...which is why Phoenix has spent the past seven years [[TakeAThirdOption working towards the re-establishment of a jury system.]]
** The third case of ''Apollo Justice'' also ventures over here. [[spoiler:Apollo knows who to accuse but his case hits a wall when he lacks anything concrete enough to get the guilty party to admit to their guilt. The only way he can slam the book on the actual culprit is by having the defendant admit to his own culpability in a different but related crime. The other crime carries a harsh sentence in his homeland but not in Apollo's country, which makes it advantageous to him to confess now instead of being found guilty at a later time. In doing so, the murderer would be revealed as the two were co-conspirators on the latter crime.]] After threatening to blow the lid on the whole affair, the real guilty party loses it and breaks down.

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** The final case of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' revolves around this: ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'':
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the murderer has covered his tracks well enough to leave no direct evidence linking himself to the crime, but all the other facts at hand point quite definitively at him. The problem is, the existing court system in place in the series' universe requires either evidence, a confession, or incredibly strong testimony...which is why Phoenix has spent the past seven years [[TakeAThirdOption working towards the re-establishment of a jury system.]]
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third case of ''Apollo Justice'' also ventures over here. case, [[spoiler:Apollo knows who to accuse but his case hits a wall when he lacks anything concrete enough to get the guilty party to admit to their guilt. The only way he can slam the book on the actual culprit is by having the defendant admit to his own culpability in a different but related crime. The other crime carries a harsh sentence in his homeland but not in Apollo's country, which makes it advantageous to him to confess now instead of being found guilty at a later time. In doing so, the murderer would be revealed as the two were co-conspirators on the latter crime.]] After threatening to blow the lid on the whole affair, the real guilty party loses it and breaks down.down.
*** The final case revolves around this: the murderer has covered his tracks well enough to leave no direct evidence linking himself to the crime, but all the other facts at hand point quite definitively at him. The problem is, the existing court system in place in the series' universe requires either evidence, a confession, or incredibly strong testimony...which is why Phoenix has spent the past seven years [[TakeAThirdOption working towards the re-establishment of a jury system.]]



** One case of ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban'' involves this, but in a twist [[spoiler: it's your client who gets off on this... right as Ryunosuke (Phoenix's ancestor) starts thinking he may be guilty after all. Unfortunately, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's done such a good job defending his client that the judge and jury feel there isn't enough evicence to be certain of the defendant's guilt]], and the trial ends in a Not Guilty verdict. Turns out he ''is'' guilty after all... [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty but he's promptly murdered right after he walks free.]]]]

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** One case of ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban'' involves this, but in a twist [[spoiler: it's your client who gets off on this... right as Ryunosuke (Phoenix's ancestor) starts thinking he may be guilty after all. Unfortunately, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's done such a good job defending his client that the judge and jury feel there isn't enough evicence to be certain of the defendant's guilt]], and the trial ends in a Not Guilty verdict. Turns out he ''is'' guilty after all... [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty but he's promptly murdered right after he walks free.]]]]
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4th Nov '16 11:21:15 AM Viira
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** One case of ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban'' involves this, but in a twist [[spoiler: it's your client who gets off on this... right as Ryunosuke (Phoenix's ancestor) starts thinking he may guilty after all. Unfortunately, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's done such a good job defending him that the judge and jury feel there isn't enough evicence to be certain of the defendant's guilt]], and the trial ends in a Not Guilty verdict. Turns out he ''is'' guilty after all... [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty but he's promptly murdered right after he walks free.]]]]

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** One case of ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban'' involves this, but in a twist [[spoiler: it's your client who gets off on this... right as Ryunosuke (Phoenix's ancestor) starts thinking he may be guilty after all. Unfortunately, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's done such a good job defending him his client that the judge and jury feel there isn't enough evicence to be certain of the defendant's guilt]], and the trial ends in a Not Guilty verdict. Turns out he ''is'' guilty after all... [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty but he's promptly murdered right after he walks free.]]]]
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