If you've ever been in a courtroom, you know that most of the time, the process is pretty boring. Scenes like the one from My Cousin Vinny don't happen that often– rarely at all, in fact. The reality is that it's a lot of talking and shuffling papers and hearing words you don't understand.
Of course, every once in a while, something amazing happens. I assume that if you're a lawyer, those are the things that make going to law school and having to sit in court all the time worth it.
A recent AskReddit thread asked people — specifically, lawyers — to share the stories of their "oh crap" moments. The moments could be good or really, really bad. Many people replied (including some non-lawyers) with stories that might make you look forward to the next time you get summoned for jury duty.