In the criminal justice system, video game-based offenses are considered especially heinous.

That’s extra true when it comes to gaming’s most notorious courtroom drama, the Phoenix Wright series. We were curious about how Phoenix’s trials and tribulations stacked up against the real process, so we consulted east coast defense attorney Lisa R. to find out.

Sarah LeBoeuf is a freelance writer in the Philadelphia area who spends entirely too much time playing video games. She’s also a Star Wars fanatic, a Harry Potter scholar, a coffee devotee, a taco enthusiast, and always happy to talk about her cat.

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