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Some explanations for the problems that rightwingisevil have found with this series:
Having accepted that the series is not 100% accurate (like the other series), i would like to give you some explanations about your findings. You think court houses and police stations are all fancy buildings like in the US? Come to Europe and see the buildings. Especially as a person who practiced law, i didn't not find these buildings' conditions very awkward in the series, most of the public buildings in Europe are old, and due to historic heritage it's not easy to renew/reconstruct these buildings.
Regarding your criticisms about Judge Roban's interventions and duties, first of all i would like to admit that i also found it bit awkward as a person who was trained in Common Law. However French judicial system is a continental System and in this system Examining magistrates are not same as Trial Judges. Their power is limited with the investigation and their aim is to rule the investigation and make sure that the investigation is competence with the law. That's why they may have controversies with the police dept.
And i have seen more stupid police officers than Cpt. Laure in real life... (have to admit she's stupid)
I think you are too much influenced by American crime series, and you accepted them as absolute truth... but you should know that there are 193 countries in the world and they have different systems.
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