I've run into something I'm stumped by, because I've never done this in a story before. One of the characters I'm writing about is put on trial, accused of a list of crimes. I know enough about trials to at least make things passable, yet I'm at something of an impasse. I'm not sure if I should detail the trial bit by bit, or give a general description of what happens. There also length to consider too. I don't want it to comprise multiple chapters. Really it's more of a catalyst for later events in the story.