I am asking this for research purposes, not for legal counsel, nobody I know, including myself is in trouble, haha. I'm writing my first novel and one of the major components (but not the only component) of my story is a character in the novel going to trial for a murder he didn't commit. Now that I'm most of the way done with the first draft of this novel, I realized I have the character's trial beginning within a month of arrest, and I'm starting to realize this may be unrealistic, but it would be very hard to change the story line now. Can I keep this storyline the same and still have this book seem at least semi-belivable to readers? The reason why I did this is because the story begins and ends in a 3 month period. Obviously reality can be stretched in fiction, but not too far..