Frontline : Real Justice - Part 1 (2000)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

The wheels of justice turn---creakily, but they do turn---as shown in this two-part chronicle of daily operations in Boston's court system. Part 1 focuses on District Court, where minor criminal cases are heard. That's where prosecutor Viktor Theiss and public defender Lisa Medeiros are seen juggling up to 15 cases a day. For Medeiros, success isn't necessarily an acquittal, it's a "sweet deal" with prosecutors---a teenager not losing his chance for a driver's license; a welfare-fraud convict's restitution cut in half. And the thanks she gets? A "thank you," occasionally.

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compromise, court [law], court-system, criminal-justice, deal [agreement], District-Attorney, justice, police