Lay Participants and the Courts
One of the implications of situations wherein cases are not immediately subjected to trial is that the lay participants are presented with opportunities to contemplate more about how they would present themselves and how they would appear in court. These lay participants hardly know what to expect because they would not have any idea about what other parties would ask, what sort of points would be thrown at them, and other such issues. Because of this, there would be situations wherein the victims would feel that they are the ones who are subjected to trial instead of the actual suspects of the crimes. A number of violent incidences do not make it to court because of the many anxieties and inconveniences involved in trial. Although these participants may be provided with pre-trial advice, upset and a range of other such emotions cannot be avoided.
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