How a Court Trial Functions
Before the Trial
Judges sometimes hold pretrial conferences with both parties lawyers to discuss a multitude of things. One common thing that is discussed is when the court trial will be held and how long each party gets to speak.
During the Trial
During the trial, the lawyers of both parties will present their cases by asking questions that will benefit their case to witnesses. The parties will take turns speaking and are put on a timer when they are going. Evidence from witness responses and physical objects are also used to help each parties case.
If a party believes that the other party has said something false they have the right to object and clarify, despite not being their turn,
After the Trial
One heavy influence on a parties success is the preponderance of evidence. Preponderance of evidence is how strong the evidence is. If the evidence is a bunch of clouded memories from witnesses, it won't be as strong as a fingerprint on a gun.
Finally, the trial comes to a verdict - a resolution. The verdict is the final decision that must be obliged. If the defendant believes that there is a mistake in the trial, then they are able to file and appeal and take the case to a higher court to be reviewed.