Wikia

Ace Attorney Wiki

Legal system

2,220pages on
this wiki
Talk8

The legal system is a set of rules and procedures governing the processes of the judicial branches of government. The legal system's most notable change in recent years is in the implementation of a fast-paced, inquisitive initial trial procedure for trials.

The inquisitive systemEdit

Main article: Initial trial

In an inquisitive system, a judge acts as the inquisitor who determines the outcome of the trial. For this reason, the court proceedings closely resemble a debating contest, with defense attorneys regularly displaying evidence to counter the argument of the prosecutor. This is in contrast to an adversarial system, in which an objection is generally used to attack the "legality" of a piece of evidence or a question being asked of the witness. Moreover, the judge can ask any question to the defense, the accused, the prosecutors or any witness.

PunishmentsEdit

We need more pieces to finish this puzzle.
Adding Logic This article is under construction. While it is not short, it still needs expansion as outlined in the manual of style. The article most likely needs expansion near the end of the tagged section or sections.

Those found guilty under the legal system are given varying punishments, depending on severity and intent. The fast-paced initial trials are used to determine the veracity of the charges laid against a party. Upon confirming some or all of the charges, a higher court determines the penalties to be imposed on the party. Murder in particular tends to carry the death penalty, although consideration is given to other aspects, such as premeditation and the possibility of justified self-defense.

Despite witnesses frequently lying on the stand, perjury is scarcely even brought up even when said witnesses are neither culprits nor accomplices, but lying for other reasons.

Fully known sentencesEdit

Individuals known to have received at least a prison sentenceEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki