Lawyered!

lawyer Okay, maybe I've been watching too much How I Met Your Mother recently, but I need some help. I need to be lawyered.

One of my goals this year is to finish writing my novel (duh). I'm totally stuck, though, because I need help from a lawyer. I need to understand court procedures. I need to make sure I'm writing certain scenes correctly. I just have some questions that the Internet cannot answer. Trust me, I've Googled it a dozen times.

So can you help me? Here are some of my questions:

If Jane Doe is at her trial for five murders, do I start with the most recent one, or start from the first one and work my way up to the most recent?

If Jane Doe is found guilty, what will be her punishment?

Will insanity stop the court from sending her to prison?

So, lawyer me.